We are half way through the cold season, or at least in my book that mark it as "plant now" after the Valentine day is over. I'm actually running behind the schedule on planting this year but it's for a good reason - didn't want my seedlings to die while I was away from home. My hubby will water the big plants but seedlings require a lot more care than he'd like to be saddled with :)
Speaking of "big plants", the greenery in my home decided to wake up early this year. I normally overwinter few plants in the Addition livingroom where they are kept at about 55 degrees until spring and then I set them out in spring. But because my sister was visiting for 3 weeks she had that place set on high 70 and that triggered early "wake up" call for plants. I guess it's ok, they did get few weeks to rest. Figs went into overdrive on new foliage and even started setting fruit.
In the meantime, I'm sorting through my seeds and going to pick up seedling starter mix and get going with planting!
Once again I had to travel for work, but thankfully it's nice and sunny and warm in Portugal so I'm not complaining. Having left cold and snowy NJ for a week, I thought I'd entertain people with some nice pictures of the local stuff like fabulous sunrise, beach, incredibly tasty food and of course flower arrangements that I've seen in the hotel.