So today is February 1st. We’re getting closer to spring planting, for which I will be grateful. I’m tired of being cooped up inside with the cold weather.
I want to get out there and dig in my containers. Feel the sun on my shaved head and the wind in my face.
Last fall I did something different. Normally when the summer plants and herbs are starting to turn brown and dry, I take my clippers and snip the plants back close to the surface of the dirt.
But my back was not in good shape. So I decided to do something else.
I wondered if the dead foliage might provide cover for small animals and birds. So with that thought in mind, I left most of it standing instead of cutting it all back.
Now it looks pretty sad. But maybe, I’m thinking, some of the soft perennials might have had a better chance with the dead foliage protecting them from the cold. We’ll see.
I’ll cut it all back when spring weather is allowing the burgeoning green plants to appear in the soil.
What I’m Reading:
I am reading “In The Deep” by Loreth Ann White.
I hope you don’t find him. And if you do, I hope he’s dead and that he suffered…
After her daughter’s devastating death, a divorce, and an emotional breakdown, real estate mogul Martin Cresswell-Smith helped Ellie move as far as possible from the grief, the rage, and the monsters of her past.
Ellie imagines her new home with Martin in an Australian coastal town will be like living a fairy tale. But behind closed doors is another story—one that ends in Martin’s brutal murder. And Ellie seems almost relieved.
Naturally, everyone thinks Mrs. Cresswell-Smith is guilty.
The “Light House” CD by Jay Stocker.
I’m late getting this out. Charlie threw up on my quilt on the couch and I cleaned it up.
Got a phone call from a dear old friend in Texas who thought today was my birthday. It isn’t. But it was very kind of her to call. So we talked a bit.
Then I heard Carolina chickadees outside. I went out on the patio and saw two of them chasing each other in the tree branches.
What birds are you seeing in your neck of the woods?
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