It’s Cold Out There

And I can’t seem to get warm inside.  I don’t think I’m coming down with anything.  It’s just that after I venture outside, it takes a while for me to warm up again.

It didn’t get out of the 40’s today which for us is seriously cold weather.  It had rained yesterday so that made it seem even colder.  Don stayed inside as long as he could stand it today and then went out to play on his tractor and start putting up the portable garage for Faith’s birthday party Friday night.  We had planned a camping party but I’m afraid it’s going to be too darned cold for that.   Now, if this was boy scouts getting together for a campout, they would love it because there’s a possibility they could earn their Polar Bear badge.

I stayed inside longer than he did, but I could no longer stand it either so I double layered clothes and headed out.  I planted rows of radish seeds in 3 of my Rain Gutter Garden buckets and I thought my fingers would freeze off even though I was wearing gardening gloves.

Then I gathered up the Camellia cuttings I had taken last week and “stuck” them into pots.  I always use a rooting hormone to help my cuttings get started.  These cuttings came from a “rustling” I did on my way to the Master Gardener meeting last week.  The bushes are on a lot where a house had been moved from years ago.

I got 4 different varieties. A fellow Master Gardener is a Camellia expert and I had the good fortune to sit next to him at the meeting.  He identified 2 of the cuttings for me.

I’m going to stop by there tomorrow to take some pics so you see what they look like.  Camellia’s aren’t my favorite because they make such a mess on the ground when the blooms drop.  I’ve got a few that need to be planted though so I’ve decided to put them over by the dairy barn.



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