Sunday, December 20, 2009

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

I was very happy to hear that a huge storm was making its way up the coast this weekend for two reasons. One, I love snow. Two, since southern NJ (where I grew up) was going to be getting dumped on meant that I will have a white Christmas!

On Saturday I was glued to The Weather Channel and local news stations. Boston was expected to get 10-15 inches. I anxiously waited - and stayed awake - until the arrival of snow in Boston at midnight. Although it was not a peaceful, quiet snow I still loved waking up early this morning to find everything covered in white!

After the storm stopped on Sunday afternoon I decided to take a walk around Boston. I especially wanted to see what to see what the FVG (and my plot) looked like with almost a foot of snow!

A few people were out walking their dogs, but overall the city was pretty quiet. The Muddy River was colorless but beautiful.

I am sorry to say that it has been well over a month since I visited the gardens. However, with leaves missing from the surrounding trees and bushes, the plots of the FVG were more visible than ever before! I has a great time wandering around to get a closer look at people's plots. Some of the rows were deep from the drifting snow. I had my rain boots, but should have worn my snowshoes!

I then strolled over to see how my own plot had survived the Blizzard of 2009. I looked down Row Z to see my fence, sticking out because of its height, design and 'newness'. As I followed footprints from an earlier visitor, I got my first glimpse of what my plot looked like in the snow! Anything that may lie under the blanket of snow may remain hidden for quite sometime.

On a final note, Monday, December 21st is the winter solstice, the longest night of year. Even though winter has just started, and we may have many more snow storms, the arrival of the winter solstice puts pressure on me to start planning my 2010 gardening goals! I long for the days where it doesn't get dark until 8pm!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gardening Gift Ideas

I can not believe how quickly the holidays are upon us! There always seems to be so much to do and so little time, and with two weeks 'til Christmas I have not started my to-do list! After surviving my first season of gardening I am really looking forward to next spring to try everything all over again. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for things to try. As a result I have called out for assistance. Two things on my Christmas list are:
Living in the city I have found it extremely difficult to build things. The re-building of my plot's fence was hard enough! Although these two projects are smaller, they require more precise cuts and tools that I cannot easily use/store in my apartment.

I came across this posting on Craftzine for a few gift ideas for gardeners in case you need one!

What is on your Gardener's Christmas list?

Happy Holidays!