I have the Winter Blues.
It is really about 70 days til the first day of spring, but it seems as if we will never see warm weather again. I know my hellebores are out there sleeping somewhere. I hope so, since this is the second spring since I planted them.
They were planted early in April 2022, so they’ve had time to really establish. I had watered and fed them all last year. So I hope to see them coming up in a few weeks… and daffodils soon after.
Paperwhites and amaryllis have started blooming, so all I have to look forward to are the ice and wind storms that February and March will bring.
I am trying to keep busy and get the inside things done like painting and re-arranging etc. When I finally get to go out, I don’t want to have to be inside if I can help it!
I had a lot of painting to get done, refinishing some doors and the woodwork around them. I decided to take down the closet doors too. ( Why do I decide on these things which make so much work?)
I have totally cleared my garden last year, and I plan to make some more revisions this year. Don’t all of we gardeners constantly change things up? ( See more posts about Backyard Flower Garden.)
I want it to be easier to take care of. I have spread some mulch in the beds, keeping it away from the foundation of the house.
Termite man was upset with some beds I had against the side yard where my main garden is. But I was trying to create a slope away from the house? What….? Oh well, I have a gravel bed close to the house, and when it rains, I see water soak quickly down near the foundation.
Does planting seeds help with the Winter Blues?
I do plan to winter sow again this year. Have you heard of that? I has way too many plants so I had to cut back. But now I am in need of more plants in the foundation beds, so I can use a winter sow to get those easily.
I will post about it and probably make a film too!
What are you planting this year? Do you plant seeds inside?
I usually try to have a lot of perennials to donate to my fundraiser sales in the spring. I can dig up some and divide, but I also like to plant seeds for that too. There are always requests each year for certain plants. I will have to ask the girls if anyone remembers what was asked for last year. It is hard suffering from CRS as I age. ( Can’t Remember Stuff, I cleaned that up for you! ).
I guess the winter blues will affect me until I can get out there and putter in my plants. What do you do to get through the winter?