|The view from Signal Hill in St John's.|
What are you excited about this year? What were the standouts in your garden last year? I'm always on the lookout for suggestions, so feel free to comment and offer your own recommendations.
We spent New Year's in beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland. I'm embarrassed to say that it was my first trip to 'the rock', but I will be back - hopefully in summer next time! Not much to see in terms of gardens/plants in mid-winter. Even the incredible gardens at Memorial University were closed for the holidays. If you've never been, add it to your list of must-visit destinations. The scenery is unbelievably gorgeous and the folks are fantastic! Here are a few peeks from my trip and also the garden when I returned.. note that my hoop tunnels are very loosely covered and the temps had been 'polar vortex' frigid for about a week. Yet, the kales and other veggies were ready to harvest when I returned.
|Love laundry lines.. I was out of the car for 14 seconds to|
take this photo and I swear my hands almost had
|A view of 'the narrows'. Cruise ships actually come in through|
this small gap to visit the harbour.
|After the storm, the wind had blown 5 feet of snow in this driveway!|
|Big snowbanks = awesome snowforts!|
|Less snow in NS when I arrived home.|
|Very loosely covered, but underneath|
there is a bounty of spinach and late
seeded arugula that will replace the
spinach as it is harvested and as we
receive more daylight hours.
|One of my parsley plants beneath a thin|
cover of spruce boughs.
|A peek under a cover - about a dozen kale plants.|