In my heart of hearts, I’m a fair-weather gardener. I’d rather stay indoors when it’s too cold or too hot, but my weather doesn’t often cooperate. I sometimes fantasize about living in Hawaii where I would enjoy this very situation, but not for long.
I sowed most of the seeds I’m starting indoors, and they sit cozy beneath their chicken grit and plastic germinating blankets atop heat mats. Once these were finished, and I could no longer stall, I braved the cold for two days planting cold-weather seeds like peas, lettuce, spinach, beets etc., along with several shrubs I ordered from Forest Farm. It may seem odd that I purchased shrubs all the way from Oregon, but if you want the odd or eclectic, Forest Farm is a great place to hand over your money.
I desire more spring color in the berm our driveway surrounds. Bill doesn’t know, but I’m slowly filling it in to the point where one day there won’t be any grass growing on the burm. Less mowing. Less stress on the watering system than grass.
Don’t tell. I think I have him fooled. Not.
The shrubs I planted are: