We have had a strange winter this year. There has been one bad snow storm, a few days of cold temperatures, a little wind, and that’s it.
There have been fog and grey days that can make a person feel incredibly sad. I have to make sure I have something to do that gives me satisfaction with a sign of completion. Otherwise, I grow very sad without the sunlight.
Another thing I do is keep indoor plants going. I cannot do this at home as the boys have a way of destroying plants and other things in the house. But I have a Philodendron in the office living quite nicely. Just this week I noticed beautiful glossy leaves and loved their bright appearance.
My goal with this plant is to water it on a regular basis and dust it every so often so that the plant’s pores do not get blocked.
One has to wonder what this warm weather is doing to our plants. I know the bulbs will be ok because they miscalculate and still have wonderful flowers. My garden looks pretty dreary right now.
The green you see is our christmas tree that is place there for the birds who come to our feeders everyday. I request this so the birds have someplace to go when they come in for a snack.
Some plants weather the cold better than others. Pansies, which some of us plant in the fall come back nicely. This year the warmer weather have kept my pansies from going totally dormant. I had flowers on some of my plants. But look at the picture, this plant is starting from scratch. If the weather keeps up being so nice, I will have new flowers soon.
The surprise in my garden this week were the mums. In the past I have had a hard time getting hardy mums to come back. The one particular plant is near my front stairs and benefits from air warming without the sun signing on it right away. I have been told that helps the plant by not getting sunlight on it right away.
While this plant is hardier than most, I do worry what might happen if we get a snowstorm or another big freeze. However, the groundhog did see his shadow and that means six more weeks of winter.
Good thing I still have my gloves in tact.