Jan. 23, 2020: Dreams of the Garden

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image courtesy of Hans via pixabay.com
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Dark Moon
Sunny and cold

Not much to report on the garden front. It’s finally been cold for several days in a row, so I hope that helps with the bugs. It’s supposed to get up near 50 today, so that will throw everything out of whack again.

In the meantime, I’m trying to figure out what I want to start inside in the next few weeks. I should start the indoor planting in early February. Tomatoes again, although probably not as many. Eggplants. Zucchini. Cucumber.

I want flowers this year. Pollinators of course, and zinnias. I love zinnias. Hollyhocks. I haven’t had much luck growing them from seed. Last year, I didn’t see any at the garden centers around here.

Dahlias are pretty, but they intimidate me.

Herbs: Parsley, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, sage, basil, thyme, tarragon, various mints.

Lavender. I love lavender. It’s a perennial, but here on Cape, it behaves like an annual, at least in pots.

Of course, I have fantasies of My Perfect Garden when I own my own home. I draw plans and collect pictures and read garden magazines and sigh.

I love lilacs, so once I own, I will plant lilacs and lilacs, adding a new variety each year. And peonies.

Dreaming of My Own Garden is a lovely way to brighten dull winter days.

Although our weather has been so odd thus far, it’s not dull around here!