|This is the closest the HG and I got to anything resembling a garden. Wait, where'd the HG go? She must have ducked behind the conifers!|
In an effort to better prepare ourselves for the upcoming Arctic blast, the Head Gardener and I spent this past weekend in the snowy conditions of New York City. It was our hope that our exposure to "real" winter conditions would enable us to handle the next four days with quiet dignity and grace but I can tell you already ... that's not gonna happen!
I've only spent brief periods outside today, covering plants with whatever's handy. Each time I retreat inside to the warmth, I feel like these ornamental kale: battered and wilted from the storm.
And despite what those folks up North might have us believe, we are not winter weather wimps ... I was a lot more comfortable in the snowy 30 degree environs of Central Park on Sunday than I have been in today's 30 degree windchill on my corner of Katy!
One more thing: the NOAA weather forecast for tomorrow. Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Colder. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 2 to 12 in the morning. Am I really still in Texas?
And to think...it's going to be 74 in a few more days.
Such is gardening in Texas. Hang in there.