Friday, December 4, 2009

'Tis a too-warm autumn

Is this going to be another winter like the one several years ago when the hellebores bloomed in January? I'm fearful. There aren't many years when I haven't started the winter compost, put in the pond de-icer or started the birdbath warmer by now. And I know, 'cause I keep copious notes on all things gardening in my yard, and have for nigh onto 30 years.

Spring comes 8 hours earlier every year, the pundits say, and it's borne out by my records.

While it's nice to have these johnny-jump-ups in my yard in December, as well as the salvia 'Victoria' still in bloom and the 'Knockout' roses in the backyard garden, their presence makes me worry what we've done to the planet.

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