Monday, February 4, 2008

February Entrance

We are 4 days late getting February started, but that is not much of a loss, since it has been downright miserable with snow, freezing rain, rain, high winds, and plummeting temperatures. So much for the lament. At least the sun is shining today, the Groundhog didn't see his shadow,and hopefully we will not break our neck on ice. We are now in the midst of the ARHS Seed Exchange, and have been receiving orders in the mail on a regular basis. It is "members only" until the end of February, but open to the world at large after that. Gardening ventures are very much on the back-burner, but we have been planning a two day Gardening Workshop to be in the Antigonish Co. Recreation Spring offerings. They are planned for May15th and 22nd, here at our garden in the early evening. There are many topics that can be conjured, but we have settled on three.
  • Soil Building - since gardening works from the ground up.
  • Growing Rhododendrons & Azaleas - people need to have advice. We will cover the basics of soil preparation, site choices, and varieties that do well here in Nova Scotia.
  • Spring Flowering Bulbs - they will be in full bloom at the time of the course. Bloom time is a very good time to plan for the fall planting.

1 comment:

jodi said...

Isn't this an interminable winter? It's the grey days that get to me; I can forgive it being very cold if it is sunny, but four days of this crud in a row and I'm ready to scream. Or eat chocolate! Or both.