Although I live in San Diego County, I live in the mountains at 4,200 feet. I wouldn’t trade life in our little town, but I admit that I am prone to other zone envy. Thinking about my gardening brethren “down the hill” growing lemons…and avocados…and year-round vegetables…and those gorgeous ornamentals that love the coastal fog……well, it sometime makes me a little jealous.
But here is one of the advantages of zone 7:
Winter! And winter in gardens generally means there’s nothing to do for a while. Last week we had unseasonably warm weather. And much like the apricot tree which broke dormancy because the weird high temperatures seemed to tell it to do so, I too was fighting the irrational feeling that it wasn’t really winter and I should be gardening now.
Snow settles it, telling me: rest for a little bit. Spring will be here soon enough.
That is, if it weren’t for….
Indoor projects! (Cedar garden hutch awaiting assembly in my garage!)