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Sunday, April 13, 2008
Gone With The Cold
I hope the weather forecast is wrong....we have a possibility of snow mixed with rain and temperatures in the low 30s later tonight and tomorrow. Is this Dogwood Winter, my Dogwoods are blooming? You can give it a cute name, it's still messing with my spring.
This weekend I must have been channeling my inner Scarlet, she's a part of every Southern gardener...at least among my southern garden friends. The weather warms up and we head to the nursery...who cares if the forecast calls for a slight freeze...we prefer to think about that tomorrow. ("I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind)) I am totally able to block out common sense... Tomorrow, when the inevitable cooler weather arrives we will be outside covering up all the plants we bought....as Steve Bender in Southern Living calls it...The Draping of the South .
This is just a demonstration, it's in the 40s and I won't drape until I know for sure it will get cold enough to damage my new purchases.
Speaking of denial, while visiting a nursery, look what I found, both in bloom and both hanging out in the back of my Subaru. You know you're a garden geek when you keep smiling at your blooming plants through the rear view mirror!
The interesting yellow plant is a mullein...Verbascum Sierra Sunset and her friend is Salvia Black and Blue..and boy is it black and blue. I did try to get a shot of the plants in the rear view mirror but I am not that good!
Let's all cross our fingers or knock on wood that we aren't really going to have a freeze.