Saturday, March 26, 2011

Still Under Snow

The garden is out there sleeping.
We have 50 degree temperatures some days, and then it snows the next. Typical spring. There will certainly be enough moisture in the wet parts of the meadow this summer. The trees that have survived the Mountain Pine Beetle should benefit from the snow and new saplings will take off. This much snow also helps the perennials overwinter. It should be another wild flower year. I've put out Oenothera caespitosa and Helianthella quinquenervis in flats to cold stratify, but I put them close to the house so they won't disappear under drifts of snow that is yet to come. It seems like spring will never be here, never summer or endless winter, we'll see. I think I'll start the Helenium autumnale indoors.

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