I never thought I'd be writing a post about my garden at Christmas but who would have ever anticipated this bizarre weather we've had?
It's 60 degrees with a misty rain right now, and the clouds are sitting on the mountain peaks all around giving everything a very ethereal look.
I'm glad to have the day off to putter around my little house taking care of some chores before heading back to work tomorrow.
It was a lovely holiday!
And tomorrow is back to reality. And winter shall truly arrive.
Our little reprieve is over.
This warmer weather meant I could spend a little time in my garden this weekend, which was terrific - what a bonus! I have to say, even though we just got finished with Christmas and yet to have our first real snowfall I've already got spring fever.
That's not good. There's a long winter ahead of us.
Looking at the garden from a distance there's not much to see. But when you are a true gardener you notice the smallest little buds - everything is more significant.
Like the new growth on the roses by the veggie garden - I feel terrible that these tender baby shoots are going to be frozen in another 24 hours.
The Parsley is still going strong - I should probably harvest this today. Last chance for fresh herbs right out of the garden this season, I believe!
Another week of this weather and I would have been able to harvest fresh Chives as well.
I'm still concerned about what is going to happen with my Garlic. The shoots are so big now, this green growth is surely going to be killed within a few days....what will happen to the bulbs below?
The Strawberry plants continue to send out new growth. Since I have them in pots I will stash them away for the winter in the garden cottage and hope for the best.
The Violas continue to amaze me - they have bloomed continuously since April - 8 months of straight bloom. That's unheard of up here on the mountain top!
I'm not complaining, that's for sure. It's been nice to have something bright and colorful to look at since we have no snow sparkling on the branches.
Even the Dandelions are blooming in the grass - and I have to say they look pretty cheerful, like a little spot of sunshine in the December garden!
I doubt we'll see any more flowers for the season - the snow is due to start tomorrow, along with a half inch of ice.
I'm glad I had this last weekend to play in the dirt.
It smelled like Spring.