“An Early Spring Bouquet”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Even though it is the dead of winter, I got a springtime bouquet today. A very good friend of the family sent this lovely flower arrangement.
We will be getting our first really cold weather tonight and over next few days, and I know the garden will really be shutting down. Living in the Gulf South, we can garden all year long, but when a severe cold front comes through, many of the plants that will continue to bloom during our little dips of cold temperatures will stop. Many flowering plants that are annuals up North are really tender perennials and will often overwinter in my garden. But every now and then, we get a very cold blast of arctic air and many plants don’t make it. I am afraid that scenario is what seems to be shaping up for the coming week.
Today I was busy covering the tropical plants and very heavily mulching other marginal plants. Tonight is not supposed to be too bad, but the next few nights should be very cold.
This beautiful arrangement of lilies, roses, mums, and stock will help soften the blow if I lose any plants.