I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, February 7, 2020

My Winter Garden

Good evening! Another Friday is here and almost gone. We've had high winds all day, 65 mph.  The wind is so strong the water in Mo's bowls is sloshing. Mo is unhappy, he is afraid of wind.

We went out just now to see the sunset and the almost-full moon. February Full moon on Sunday is the Snow Moon, and also supposedly a super moon when the full moon is closest to Earth and may appear up to 30% larger.

I must update you on my winter bulbs, at their two week stage. [photos were taken Monday and yesterday/ Thursday]. The bulbs take quite awhile to get going, I don't know if I have mentioned that. If you ever grow bulbs indoors in water---be patient. For two weeks I had only only brown bulbs and old roots, so imagine my surprise and pleasure when, on Monday morning [Feb 2] ---when I got up to look at the ocean and to admire my rainbows in the early sun---I found that ALL the bulbs had sprouted overnight!

Always a thrill.

Even the amaryllis is going great, has two nice, medium sized buds so far and lots of roots. Fingers crossed!

I let them grow quietly for a few days, then moved the containers out for display on Thursday.

And in my grocery store, February means the first cut branches. Had to have some pussy willows. If not watered they will dry and last all spring, or they can be watered and will bloom like little yellow bumble bees full of pollen, and later will form roots and leaves for your yard.

I left mine dry this year.

On a quilty note, the good news is that I figured out what was wrong with Blue Baskets' settings and I think I have it fixed.  Very hopeful again, maybe I'll have the center of the top done this weekend, yay! [early pic, just to remind you what Blue Baskets looks like.]

Have a good weekend, check out the full moon on Sunday.



           gone to the beach...............

Summer days, sooner than we imagine!