Thurs. Jan. 7, 2021: Wish for a Real Winter

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Waning Moon Fourth Quarter in Libra

Uranus Retrograde

Cloudy and cold

I wish it looked as it does in the photo I chose for today’s post, but it’s much milder down here on Cape. It worries me; if the plants don’t get the rest from a good cold snap, it will negatively affect growth patterns. Not to mention all the bugs.

It feels frivolous to write a garden post when domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol yesterday. But I’m in touch with my elected officials, and they are representing my views in this. Thank you, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Bill Keating.

Seed catalogs are arriving, which means there will be hours of delightful daydreaming, a nice antidote to what’s going on. However, I’m not sure what seeds to order, or if I should order any, as I’m moving in spring. Since I don’t know where I’ll land, or if I can transport seedlings, I have a feeling most of my catalog reading will remain in daydreams.

We’re still in the process of taking down the holiday decorations. It will take a few days.

The live green wreath has been stripped of its decorations and is now on the hook inside the door. I have an artificial gold-painted bay leaf wreath on the front door for the rest of the month, until I put up the Valentine door décor.

I’m tired and sad and angry. I have a morning group meditation via Zoom. If the weather clears up a bit and it’s mild enough, I’ll do a meditation later in the day under the beautiful maple tree in the back. I will miss the maple and the lilac terribly when I move. They’ve both brought me a lot of joy in the past decade.

Let’s hope there’s better news to report next week. Stay safe, my friends.

Thurs. Jan. 9, 2020: Resting Garden

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
2nd Quarter Waxing Moon
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Winter finally arrived, and we have snow on the ground. The weather’s been so wacky, I’m worried the plants can’t enough rest. It’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm.

It’s supposed to go up into the sixties this weekend. Which means the snow will melt, and I will rake more leaves in the back.

I’m planning my garden and growing for the coming season. I want to try lots of tomatoes again — and hope they’re not stolen. I’d like to do cucumbers and eggplants, too, but start them earlier. And plenty more pollinator flowers.

I hope, in the next week or so, to find some potted primroses in the garden center. They are always so cheerful in the winter.

The indoor plants are all doing well. The geraniums are in the sunniest window in my bedroom, and they bloom and bloom and bloom, then take a rest in the late spring until about midsummer.

What are your plans for your plants?