Today was a busy day in the chilly garden. Roses, wisterias, hydrangeas, trees and peonies have all been cut back starting in January and just now finishing up with the last of it. Harvesting only onions and the first of the dill. A small patch of violets, the camellias and pots of cyclamen are my only flowers. I don't garden much in the winter, I like to take a break and wait for spring. Then throughout the summer and fall we will work hard, so it's nice to take the winter off.
But in a few weeks and lasting for months and months we'll have fresh orange juice every morning. I love that so much.
I spent some lovely hours in the greenhouse today. Always around Ash Wednesday, a little after if it's early, or a little before if it comes late, I start my summer seeds. I love working in the greenhouse when it's cold outside. Even better if its raining. It's so cozy inside those glass walls. My husband built it from a kit 20 years ago. He put in a brick floor. I love it.
In March we'll plant the spring seeds that go directly into the garden, the lettuces, carrots, beets, onions and leeks, I can't think what else. But for now, I'm enjoying the break! Stay warm and dry!