Since yesterdays post was almost a full length novel I thought today I would take it easy on you with just a quick photo of how Patricia (the mysterious (non-blogging) third partner at plant lust) is protecting her new tender plant purchases she hasn’t had time to get in the ground. An old fashioned styrofoam cooler! Genius! And timely too since we are predicted to experience record cold temperatures this week and possibly even snow. Of course this is where I complain about the fact that I’m planning to drive to Seattle for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show late in the week. Two things I hate…being away from my garden when it’s really cold…(thank god my husband is up for a little plant care) and driving in the snow…why this week mother nature!? Have you no compassion for gardeners!!?
Oh and this means we get the special garden-death-double-whammy this winter. An out of the blue early deep deep freeze (potentially killing plants that hadn’t yet gone dormant) and a late deep freeze damaging plants that have already come out of dormancy. What was I saying yesterday about loving living in Portland?