In the Northeast, we expect January to be a winter wonderland with ice and snow, salt and shovels and a time for hats and mittens. But my Garden Journal begs to differ! On a day like today, when the walk with the dogs included the sight of beautiful epimedium foliage
and foxglove escaping its hillside home, it is amusing that we have such expectations!
This temperate day is not unheard of in January. Yes, January thaws arrive after a deep freeze, but we are yet to see any sustained freezing temperatures! No drifts of snow, no ice on the pond. It will come….according to my Garden Journal. I will not bore a reader with the daily dribble about each day of each year in my 10 year Journal, but you must believe me, this year is not unlike others. Just waiting, January will have the last laugh!