Or so they say. Ten more days. Spring. Our clocks advance forward this weekend. There is only one problem – someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. 🙂
Yesterday, we had high winds and 5,000 of us lost power. Today we are having temperatures in the 20-30’s and light snow. It gets colder and snowier from there. Regardless of what the calendar tells us, winter is not over in New England.
But, gardening season has kicked up. Tomorrow, Slow Food Seacoast and Seacoast Permaculture present the 3rd Annual Seed to Soil Conference in Eliot, Maine.
Next Saturday, I’ll be heading to the annual Master Gardener Spring Symposium in Concord. Topics for the day will include Gardening with Intensity, Rock Gardening, World Class Plant Combinations, and Foodscaping (practical and innovative ways to create an edible landscape). I’ll report back.
In the meantime, I’m ignoring the gray day and the pellet stove roaring so I can think spring – peonies, ferns, bleeding hearts.
I have a long to-do list of outdoor projects and have been looking at seeds and plants that are still on my garden bucket list.
I’m also still working on those blue bottles, but this cold weekend may also require some baking. I’m thinking pie with berries from last year’s garden. Yes, I think that will perk me right up. 🙂