Monday, December 27, 2010

Yay, the first blizzard arrived by the Sound in Connecticut!

I always look forward to the first blizzard arriving so my gardens can be blanketed for the rest of winter in nature's best mulch, precious snow.  This one brought us over two feet of heavy wet snow that will hopefully stay for weeks in my beds, especially since I never got a fresh layer of mulch on all of my gardens before our first hard freeze.  I did get some of them done with some fresh organic compost and the Sweet Peet I had left over, so I did better than usual.  I always have the best intentions, but just as the ground is freezing, just like everybody else, I am rushing to get Christmas shopping done, cards sent and and all the other millions of details for the holidays taken care of.  I know most of my gardener friends feel the same...most of us are ready to put the garden to bed as October wanes into November and we welcome the holiday season and all its attending fun and festivities.  I also love to cook, and when the weather turns cold, I just want to be in my kitchen making soups, stews, pizzas, and baked goodies.  And I love when all the seed and plant catalogs start coming so I can dream about all the new plants I am adding to my gardens in the spring.  I've gotta start making that list and starting my plans for my gardens.... 

1 comment:

  1. I've been watching your weather, Cindy. Hope you stay warm!