Is it Really Winter?

snapdragon bloom

You wouldn’t know it is winter from the weather we have been having. This has been a warm and very dry fall. The snapdragons still have plenty of blooms, although the plum trees have finally lost most of their leaves. We haven’t even gotten a frost yet! Rain has been really lacking. We got a little bit a few weeks ago, but that is it so far. They say we may get some tomorrow. We’ll see. I can’t really complain, because it has been gorgeous for the most part, just a bit unusual.


The greenhouse is very sparse this winter. I just haven’t had the time or energy to take care of things during the week after work. I do have a self-watering planter with arugula planted, along with a few sprouts of “Webb’s Wonderful” lettuce. Arugula seems to thrive here this time of year and it can wait until the weekend to get refilled with water. If you have never tried arugula, you should! It has a nice, peppery taste and is very good in a salad. It definitely doesn’t like hot weather, but it grows wonderfully here in the winter.




What’s Happening in the Greenhouse?

The wind is howling today, although the temps. aren’t really bad. I think it is about 58 degrees, but the north wind makes it seem a little more chilly. (My apologies to all of you back East who are experiencing real cold!)

So, what is happening in the greenhouse today?

Calendula blooming

Calendula blooming



Onions Drying

Onions drying



Sprouting Pea640

Peas sprouting!

I do look forward to fresh sweet peas in a few months. The greenhouse is a wonderful place.

Looks Like Fall

PansyFall has finally arrived to the Big Bug and not a minute too soon!  I bought a bunch of pansies the other day.  I really like the unique, fall-like colors of this one.  We had a long, hot, very dry summer.  It is so nice to be able to turn off the AC and open the windows again.   Now if we could just get some rain…