Don't rub it in.
Two of my favorite garden bloggers Scott Calhoun and Gardener of La Mancha have recently posted images of their floriferous surroundings: huge masses of annual poppies in AZ and lovely woodland natives in northern CA. I thought it only fair to post a photo I took this afternoon in my Pennsylvania back garden.
While Scott & G of La M take brisk hikes (or leisurely walks) over green mountains and through forests brimming with spring flowers, I huddle by the wood stove.
It's 9 degrees (F) and the driveway is so slippery that I risked life and lens just to snap this photo. It will be at least another month before the Galanthus nivalis (snow drops) even begin to poke their little green heads up.
Baby, it's cold outside. So please don't rub it in.
P.S. Here's an unsolicited comment from Kelly Richardson, who attended my second lecture in Seattle; it was posted on the show blog and made me feel much better after the Sally Field debacle.
I attended a seminar called “No Space? No Problem!” This was a step-by-step container gardening guide by Ellen Zachos, who is the author of Down and Dirty: 43 Fun and Funky Garden Projects. Her vibrant personality and interesting ideas made the time fly by with me wanting more. I have been inspired to try my hand at an herb container garden by my kitchen window.