According to my friends in the weather office at WBZ Boston; we are on pace to have the lowest snow fall EVER for the month of February, are on our 5th consecutive month of above normal temperatures, and if it doesn't snow again, the least amount of snow fall ever for the year.
Quite a difference from winter in New England last year!
|That would be my wife in our Driveway, She's 5, 7"|
|Thank goodness I didn't need anything in the Shed|
So what does this "Snowless Winter" mean to us gardeners in New England? Will our flower beds, trees and shrubs, roses, fruits be okay? I spoke with one of New England's largest nursery suppliers today and he said that although most plants will be fine there are some varieties of woody plants that may not bloom as much as they would have if we had had more days below freezing. He also said some varieties of fruit trees may not produce as much as in year past as they need an extended period of below freezing temperature to produce, although this we won't know until the summer months.
Today it reached 57 degrees and I was out in my back yard and snapped this photo of some new growth emerging from my Clematis Paniculata. Really, starting to grow out in February? Just crazy.
|New Growth in February? Clematis Paniculata|
Spring is ahead. Pemberton Garden Center is beginning to fill up with all it's gardening supplies. A customer asked me today, "When are the Pansies coming".. Funny...