season was wonderful, but if you’re like me, you're grateful to be in the
past-tense holiday-wise. Trying to squeeze so much fellowship and food into a
few weeks eventually erodes the holiday enthusiasm…now if we can just get those
decorations put away. Turning the LIFE selector switch back to the
Renée and I went to
The wonderful weather we are currently having is certainly welcome. I would be remiss not you remind you to water your outdoor container plantings. I’m not overly concerned about things that are established in the ground, but those pots are getting dry; drag out the hose and give them a good soak, and while you’re at it, you might also water any plants recently planted or transplanted.
Many plants look bare and bleak. However, there is still a lot of activity taking place in the soil. It is important to remember that plants are dormant, not dead. Their roots are still absorbing nutrition and water from the soil. Leaf materials are breaking down and working themselves into the soil. Microbes are acting on those materials to make minerals and nutrients available to the root system. That said, it is not too early to start the process towards spring. Perhaps this is the year you will begin composting. It is really easy and a great source of organic material for your gardening needs!
We’re still open all winter, albeit shortened hours, Monday – Friday 8am ‘til 3:30pm.