Gardening in the snow

by lhannan on January 19, 2012

It snowed today. Not unheard of, but still, unusual enough that the newscasters were able to hype Storm 2012 for hours. My first reaction was the same as it was when I was a kid, EXCITEMENT! But then I remembered my geraniums.

There are gardeners who stay on top of the tasks required to maintain their gardens, but I don’t seem to be one of them. My excuse is that I’m a garden designer and so busy with the gardens of other people that I don’t have the time for my own little plot. You know…the cobbler’s children syndrome. It’s a good mind trick but a poor excuse.

One of the jobs that I didn’t get around to last fall was digging up my geraniums (Pelargoniums really) and stashing them in the protected confines of my garage. I love these plants. They have beautiful yellow variegated leaves with orange flowers and they were a gift from my friend Teresa. I had to save them.

That was how I found myself out in the garden at 7 a.m. sporting a warm snow jacket atop my bellowing flannel pajama bottoms and solid Ugg slippers. Not just any pajama bottoms, mind you, but hand-me-downs that my daughter did not deem worthy to take with her when she moved out of the house; pink Christmas pjs with little red angels pulling sleds loaded with Christmas presents. You get the picture.

By now, the snow is really falling down. Fortunately, my potting bench was in good working order and my soil is beautiful so it was relatively easy to dig the plants, repot them, and slip them into my garden room.

That done, I turned, with a feeling of smug satisfaction, to go back into the house when I noticed my husband standing in the kitchen, with his first cup of coffee, looking out at me. I’m sure I was a vision of loveliness out there in the snow in my
motley attire. I can’t imagine why he was shaking his head.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

CA January 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Oh my a garden angel! Wait, that vision of loveliness is my wife!


linda January 21, 2012 at 3:01 am

I love your comment Connie but I’m pretty sure that wasn’t what Ty was thinking. I’m pretty sure he was thinking, “What on earth is she doing out there in a snowstorm and, god help us, what is she wearing?”


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