Our weather has been anything but typical in Southwestern Wisconsin. Rain, turning to sleet, to freezing rain, to snow and back again. As much as I love “typical” winters, this one has been a little hard to swallow. We’ve had more “snow” days at my school than I’ve remembered for the past several years and yet one thing remains constant. I can always rely on the postman to bring the seed catalogs.
I spend hours “oogling” over all of the new hybrids, the old heritage lines and the way these companies combine plants and flowers to give new and old gardeners alike a fresh idea for their next project. To say that these catalogs save me from the winter blahs is probably a BIG understatement. It is hard not to be able to get into the yard and start planning and planting. But, I do enjoy the seasons and wouldn’t ever give them up. It’s kind of like a forced rest, but like all rests, I come into spring refreshed and ready to try something new.
I hope that you have experienced the same rest of which I speak. Watch for the crocus to pop through the snow – that’s my cue !!