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March 8, 2015

OUR NEVER ENDING WINTER, BUT GREENHOUSE CHORES HINT OF SPRING

MORNING TEMPERATURES BARELY REACH 0º , WHICH IS UNSEASONABLE COLD FOR EARLY MARCH IN NEW ENGLAND, FROSTING THE OLD PORCH WINDOWS WITH JACK FROST 
It's been quite a week, and in an effort to move ahead, (thanks to all who shared condances about our dear Fergus), I was looking forward to a warm, sunny day in the greenhouse before moving on to catch up on the every-backing up daily chores like laundry, cleaning house, grocery shopping and working on some big presentations for work next week. Aside from my every increasing duties as President of the North American Rock Garden Society, which includes a long list of to-do's I have yet to begin, I still took some personal time in the greenhouse - where even though it is still cold outside, and even snowing a bit today, the temperatures under glass neared 70º which felt like 80º to me.


I STARTED FOCUSING ON THE READ SAND BENCH, CLEANING UP, CUTTING OUT OLD JASMINE VINES WHICH HAD FROZEN IN OUR DEEP FREEZE, WHICH IS SAD, BECAUSE THEY SHOULD BE IN BLOOM BY NOW, I HAVE DECIDED TO USE THIS BENCH FOR THOSE PLANTS THAT NEED PRUNING - TOPIARY AND THE LIKE.

Click below for some random notes on far too many greenhouse chores! Who needs spring?

March 7, 2015

GODSPEED FERGUS - WHEN A GARDENER LOSES THEIR BELOVED BEST FRIEND

FERGUS LOVED THE CAMERA - HE HAD THIS WAY OF LOOKING DEEP INTO THE LENS, AND YOUR SOUL. SO EXPRESSIVE, HIS IMAGE MADE IT ONTO THIS BLOG ALMOST IN EVERY POST.

We lost Fergus today to Cancer, our 13 year old Irish Terrier who was naturally, what all great dogs are to gardeners - their best friend, the closest companion and intimate secret keeper. I know it means little to anyone outside of our inner circle, but to us - Fergus was so dear, and his loss is so painful, that I think I just need to do this obsessive post just to heal myself  - to post  zillion photos of him, and write random ramblings, if only so that I can move on. Bear with me, you don't need to read it.

Click below for an insane amount of Fergie photos from over the years of him appearing on this blog.