Rest

We are all sleeping a little more these days, both the flower beds and me! Anyone will tell you, rest is key to growth.  “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” — Lewis Carroll The hardy annuals are covered with Agribon 19 cover to deter critters and create a stable environment for baby plants.  New peony and perennial beds were created in November. Spice Bushes and Hydrangeas were relocated for better placement and access.  Marshmallow ranunculus pre-sprout began by placing the corms in water with a bubbler for a few hours then into a mesh bag filled with damp perlite and peat moss. After about 10 days they will go in the ground with hopes…

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