So far, we've had a ridiculously mild winter. Most days above freezing and barely any snow.
Just how mild is it?
I'm sure we'll get hammered with cold and snow through February and March, but all this mild weather just gets me over excited for spring. I'm trying to curb my enthusiasm... and failing. The other day we were out running errands and I made Dave stop at the hardware store so I could check out their seed display.
And the iceland poppies.... I've had mixed results with poppies. The first ones I planted from seed didn't make it. I got some from the garden cnetre two years ago, but they didn't survive being moved. The ones I bought last year seem more robust, but they didn't bloom. I hope they make it, but we'll see if the winter sow method works for this batch.
Teddy Bear, and Indian Blanket versions, because they are just so pretty!
Of course, none of this provides me with actual blooms right now... so for instant gratification, I picked up a few things from the grocery store
And this.... this is something I've wanted for a very long time!!!
spectacular. It can be planted in the garden, though I think I'm going to keep this one in a pot (albeit bigger than it has now). While we have no plans to move anytime soon, this is a rental property and I'd hate to have to leave it behind.
I've got lots more planned.... and it's very hard to keep it all in check until spring!