One of the bird feeders with snow.
It's snowing again. I woke up this morning and everything outside was covered with snow. Truthfully, the dreary weather is bringing me down.
Winter seems to linger on and I'm over it. I'm looking out the window wondering where is the sun? I long to be optimistic but I'm tired of cabin fever. I'm ready for the arrival of spring.
My houseplants are doing fine. Indoor gardening helps to lift me up on a day like this. I love tropical plants but they're not suitable for our climate. However, I got a moth orchid for 50 percent off the clearance rack at the nursery last weekend. I went in for soil but I brought home some plants too – they were on sale! I've failed to grow orchids indoor in the past but I'm trying again. I was uncertain about keeping African violets because of my experience losing them, but to my surprise, my plant is still alive and it has been a year.
My potted zebra plant is growing well by the kitchen sink. I have no other place for plants due to our naughty cat wanting a taste and knocking things over.
The spider plant needs a new home with more room to grow. I had all of my houseplants for a little over a year, it's time to transplant into new containers and renew the soil.
This book arrived in the mail today. I ordered it from Amazon for my library of gardening references. It's an excellent book filled with stunning photography by Better Homes and Gardens and I highly recommend it. I like the fruit, vegetable and herb encyclopedia in the book. I'm always searching for inspiration while learning more about gardening. Do you have any favorite gardening books? I hope your weather is better than mine and you're having fun in your garden!