Finally starting to see a little green and lots of brown as the snow shrinks and evaporates and melts. It always gives me so much hope – and then another storm usually comes along and dashes my hopes to bits!
The snow was finally manageable enough for me to make my way over to the forsythia bushes to cut some for forcing. I had to free a lot of evergreen and forsythia branches from the snow to do it, but I think it will be worth it when those buds pop and I have a bucket full of yellow to brighten the kitchen! I enjoy the forsythia once they bloom in the spring, but I planted them mostly for forcing.
I also tried to release some of the holly branches from the snow – not sure what kind of shape my big bush will be in when this all melts. I was delighted to find an intact Praying Mantis egg case attached to one of the branches.
A week ago, I couldn’t even get near the greenhouse, much less open the door so I was happy to get in there today and find the Rosemary and some potted plants I stored doing just fine. The gourds are nearly dried and I only lost a few that rotted instead of drying. Will have to give the greenhouse a good airing out before I try planting anything just to release any mold spores. Didn’t have a problem last year so am hoping the same holds true this year.