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winter gardening chores

January 12, 2014

Just 1 week after a hard freeze, the kind this zone 8b/9a landscape isn’t exactly equipped to handle, I have the sad but necessary chore of cutting back the damage.  Plenty of life remains and the plants will spring back.  It just looks awfully bleak.

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So while I continue to tend to this chore over the next several weeks, I’ll be enjoying the cool-loving plants prospering here at the moment

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and making mental plans for cultivating seeds that will grow in the kitchen garden and cutting garden this year

lavendar

joe pye weed

horsemint

bee balm

pot marigold

dreaming of flowers, honeybees and butterflies

thank you for reading!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2014 1:28 am

    The bee balm looks pretty.

  2. January 13, 2014 10:48 am

    your lavender photograph is a knock out! ~amy

  3. January 14, 2014 7:00 pm

    Excellent photos, I especially liked the lavender. Not fun losing plantlife to hard frosts, but sometimes it actually works to the plants favor. Here’s hoping the spring back. (At least you won’t be bored? LOL)

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