It’s Groundhog Day! Apparently, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow — meaning we will have 6 more weeks of Winter. Given the so-called Winter we’ve been having, I haven’t the slightest idea what that means. Will it finally rain? Or will we continue to have beautifully sunny weather?
Shadow or not, my plants refuse to believe that Spring hasn’t sprung. My rose bushes continued to produce flower after flower — making it impossible to time the Winter hack job. I finally caved and cut the back anyway. I don’t want a courtyard filled with scraggly, misshapen rose trees. Now do I? It’s been a while since I checked on my gardenias, but I’m hoping that they have survived my frequently-brown-nosed beast.
Inside, the house is a different story. I have no desire to slow down the emerging spring-like foliage. I have enjoyed watching my orchids grow new limbs and produce more and more buds. I water them, stroke their leaves and kiss the swollen buds with loving kindness.
And what do I get?