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!)
Maybe you can spend some of your downtime helping your Zone 7 sister with her avocados. 🙂
Um, I’ll do my best. Have you looked into whether or not your county has a Master Gardener “hort line”?
“This is Zone 10 to Zone 7″ Come in please…”Need any help with that hutch ?”..dad
I love zone 7 too!
I look forward to knowing it better with you, comrade!
What a wonderful surprise to find your blog! Bon bon for me….until the day I see the garden, I will enjoy the stories here; a wonderful lead in to the visit. Thanks for reminding me today that the seasons of life are ordained and so very necessary…..love you.
What a wonderful surprise to read your comment! Your sweet words warmed my heart this (chilly) night. Let me know when you’re back in Julian. Much love flowing back to you, sister!