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Except for throwing frost cloth over my little lemon tree, herbs, veggies, and succulents, I haven’t done diddly in the garden since I planted my bulbs. We have also shifted gears and are more focused on figuring out what we are doing to the inside of our house. Everything from a kitchen remodel to adding on a second story is being discussed. In fact, we’ve met with an architect at his office and he’s coming out in a couple weeks to walk the property and give us ideas.

My front yard plants are looking pretty crispy after the week of sub-freezing temperatures we had recently. I think nearly everything’s alive… just have to see where new growth emerges closer to springtime. My Cuphea and Princess Bush were the hardest hit. Happily, I was able to make one last batch of pesto before my basil plants succumbed to freezing temps.

Inside, my kitchen windowsill orchids are spiking… and outside, my red epiphylum is blooming for the first time since I rescued it from my old abode, where I soon realized no one cared whether it lived or died. It took nearly five years to bring the plant back to health and now it’s blooming. Yay, resurrections!


From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens – the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind’s eye. –¬†Katherine S. White


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