In February, a gardener in the Northeast feels a certain envy for the early Spring that comes to other areas in the United States. Certain blogs in TX and down South are reporting signs of life and even bloom in their back yards. While we in the Northeast are pretty much content with parsley sprouting on Southern windowsills or a struggling snow drop.
The richness of mossy decay feeding the moist coming-to-life violet is an undeniable pleasure for the housebound gardener. Note to self: plant up a keen little under glass world soon after Christmas NEXT year. Until then, try to keep envy of early Spring under wraps, for envy does no gardener any good!