We reached 74F yesterday. I started pulling covers off my plants after this week’s winter storm. I might have cried a little.
The bougainvillea I so lovingly kept green all winter has succumbed to the bitter cold. I think it will survive, though. Time will tell.
The society garlic is no longer social.
But there is hope! The bluebonnets, which I did not cover, are bouncing back nicely. I think I even spy a few poppies in there!
The back garden is a disaster. I did not expect to lose my herbs.
My little early apple buds are frost bitten.
But, I had pulled the new almond trees to the garage. They went without light, water, or heat for a week, but they weren’t subjected to the bitter extremes the other plants were. They didn’t seem to mind. When I pulled them out to the sunlight this morning, I was greeted with new buds.
Gardening is a process. It has its highs and lows. This week was a low. But spring will come. I have a lot of work to do to clean up. But in a few weeks, it will be beautiful again. You’ll see!