Tuesday, January 02, 2007



"Lamium will be lamium..." Kim over at www.blackswampgirl.blogspot.com mentioned how her lamium were thumbing their noses at this so-called winter, and growing-on with their bad selves, thank you! Well so are mine, as well as the lungwort north of the lamium, and this thyme 'Doone Valley' (which smells like lemons, by the way!) I'm trying hard to enjoy the mild winter, despite my strong sense of dread...not really sure why...(paranoia? ecologically bad chi? biorhythms? early onset dementia? Hard to say...) Anyhow, I may try spreading more manure and sowing some wildflower seeds...gotta get outside, y'know?

6 comments:

Rurality said...

It seems like every blog - even in Canada - mentions the mild winter, things growing that normally wouldn't, etc. The thing I really dread is the increased bug population! We had record-breaking yellowjacket nests found this year since we had such a mild winter last year that they weren't killed off. So just imagine two mild winters in a row... eek!

lisa said...

I never thought about the effects on the bug population...yikes! I saw gnats flying around yesterday, too...this will be a buggy year for sure, unless we get some sub-zero temps soon. Bummer!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I'm cool with the bugs, but I don't really want the bad cold germs to live. I already know more people with pneumonia and colds this year than usual!

Are you seeing any blooms on your lamium, Lisa? I have two more on mine... no hellebores yet, though.

lisa said...

No blooms on my lamium, and I don't have any hellebores. The surprize for me is no blooms on my witch hazel...too warm, maybe?

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I wondered the same about my tulips and other spring bulbs. They aren't even shooting up out of the ground, so maybe they (and your witch hazel) haven't had enough cold just yet?

lisa said...

I bet that's the case, cuz' I haven't seen any bulbs yet, either. I got a dusting of snow late last night (Sunday), so maybe if temps stay where they're supposed to, things will start to get more "normal".