Spring Arrives at the UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses April 1-2.
Really? Yes, it arrives along with a winter storm watch of 5-10″ of snow. Knock, knock, Mother Nature calling again. 🙂
I will be heading over there first thing tomorrow morning to see all the green displays and then get back home before the snow starts flying.
There will be pollinator gardens, water features, permaculture information, hydroponics, and perennials and houseplants for sale.
I always get excited to see a tomato plant with buds, but then reality sets in, and I have to acknowledge there isn’t any way I can keep that plant alive until Memorial Day. I have to temper my enthusiasm with realism.
Tuesday evening I listened to Kerry Mendez talk about The Right-Size Flower Garden. I came away with confirmation that plants are not children (who knew), and I can reassess location and size of my gardens without feeling guilty about it.
I always buy a few annuals each season to add a little pop of color, but I get tired of deadheading. Two of the annuals she shared with us were ‘Supertunia’ and ‘Superbena.’ They don’t require deadheading and fill up a basket, container, or landscape. They are on my shopping list for this year. If you’re looking for any of her other suggestions, just ask. I hated to bore the non-gardeners with all of her suggestions, but she had some good ones.
There is still a majority of white landscape out my windows, but there are actually a few bare spots where I can see Iris trying to poke through. We have a potting party in three weeks to dig up plants for the May 21st Master Gardener plant sale. That ought to be interesting. I hope I can see the plants and don’t break the shovel trying to dig them up.
I haven’t been out to take door photos in so long I can’t remember. I don’t want to take photos of houses surrounded by snow. I’m sick of snow. I want green. And, my normal sweet disposition is being negatively impacted by the white stuff. Well, maybe not that all that sweet. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, March 30, 2017.