Groundhog day 2022 – Those little weather forecasters are going to be perplexed, with all the sudden changes in the past few days. Just look at my backyard in Southern Ontario, all covered in snow, after last week’s snow storm (photo below, left). Compare that to yesterday; the year of the tiger did not begin with a roar, but with a mild, sunny day (photo below, right):
Yet today started with a plash of rain, now turning into snow, as seen in the photo, below:
And we are expecting a not too insignificant accumulation throughout the next couple of days, anything between 10 and 15 cm (4-6 in)!
This year, in addition to my lemon, rosemary, and ginger plants, which come indoors every fall, I am growing a bay leaf tree, found at a local nursery last summer (photo at the top of this post, and below, left), and a couple of serrano pepper plants leftover from last growing season (photo below, right):
And that is about it for my midwinter gardening, other than relishing in browsing catalogues, drawing my planting plan, and ordering seed for this year’s season:
And of course, this evening, my husband and I will be enjoying some tamales for Candlemas, on this stormy midwinter day in Southern Ontario. ¡Feliz Día de la Candelaria! Happy Candlemas!
I am joining Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge for February 2, 2022.