Flowers in my yard.
This was a post I wrote back in October. I had all sorts of flowers blooming. It was nice.
So, I thought I’d follow it up today with another post about the yard. It wouldn’t be completely unusual to have pansies, alyssum, ground orchids, buttercups, roses – all budded out or even blooming. Of course, we have had more winter this season than the past bunch of years …..
|Late January 2017|
January 2018 – Flowers in my Yard.
First of all – I don’t usually mind winter. Gives me and my yard a time to relax. Of course, we haven’t had much winter over the past 15 years. For the most part winter tends to be 60° highs and 40° lows with the odd freeze or two. That works for me. Mostly, we’ve had a bunch of “winter” months where it was necessary to turn on the AC. I don’t like that too much. Yesterday we had a Dallas-type ice storm. Temps never got above 30°, it was overcast, and it sleeted off and on all day long. I can’t even remember the last ice storm we had here.
OK - What's in my Yard? Well, first of all, when I went outside at 10:30am, the temperature was 28°. That’s warmed up from 19° when I got up this morning. That’s just wrong. I live in the Gulf Coast Plains. I’m pretty sure it’s not supposed to be 19° - ever. Then, the ground crunched under foot – crunched as in walking on ice covered grass. Everything is still covered in ice although at a balmy 28°, it is melting – sort of.
|Pretty Amaryllis in Oct 2017|
|not so pretty Amaryllis|
|Ice covered Bromelaid|
|No Ginger this year|
|Aloe - looks good|
Nope, completely encased in ice.
Will be mush later today.
Positive thoughts here - Could be worse – could be this cold will last until April. However, by Saturday (that’s 2 days from today, Saturday) it’s going to be 75°. While most of my herbs are frozen flat, the oregano and rosemary look fine. The roses should be fine. Everything else? Pretty much done. Well, gives me a chance to try new things.