I can’t believe it’s 10 days since I last made a posting on my blog, but there you go, between days in bed with migraine and achy joints, and…let me see, no less than 6 hospital appointments – writing on my blog has not really come high enough on the priority list. But I thought I would make an effort today, as it is Garden Blogger Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens every 15th of the month, and as we already have 15th February I would like to participate this month too.
Last month was my first posting at the GBBD and even I was amazed at what was flowering in my garden at that point, although I have always plants in flower, all year round, no matter what weather we have. But January this year was a bit special and some plants were a bit early. However, one month on, I have less plants in flower than last month! The almost 3 weeks we have had with close to zero and quite a few nights with well below zero has effectively put things on hold in my garden. Mind you, not everything has stopped, it is just slowing down.
That was my collection of flowering plants in my garden for February 2012. There are no plants from my front garden this month; between the snow, the frost and the squirrel, or squirrels – he brought a few friends around (!!), my front garden window boxes now look like a disaster zone and are not up for displaying. I am not sure how much I can rescue, but I will have a go. The main problem is that the squirrels are just digging up the small plants in my window boxes, and having large mature plants in window boxes aren’t really smart, they don’t thrive that well after a few years…..It’s only annuals what I’ve got now, but I wasn’t planning to buy anything new for the window boxes until May, so it would be great if what I got there now could last another 3 months. I doubt that, I might have to buy a few additions perhaps, or find some squirrel safe plants! Any suggestions??
That’s it for today, oh, just got to mention that I have been awarded with another ‘The Versatile Blogger’ award, this time by Astrid at Astrid's Garden Design. Thank you for the nomination, I really appreciate the recognition. I nominated 15 bloggers when I got the award the first time around so I won’t be doing it again, you can read my list of 15 HIGHLY DESERVING BLOGGERS HERE.
Well, time to wrap this up and move on to the next point on my to-do list for today. I am currently working on no less than 3 books; not the way I usually work, I usually do one thing at the time and make sure to finish before I start a new project, but this time it just happened to be this way. The book about roses in my garden has more or less been put on ice for now, but the other two books are competing for which one is going to be published first. I will keep you posted! See you soon, hopefully it won’t be such a long break as last time, take care :-)