Oh, how I wish complaining about the weather would actually do something about it.

Red poppies and cilantro have emerged. The cardoon has put on new growth, blue flowers are all over the variegated vinca, and sedum is up everywhere.

I have always been fond of February. The light has noticeably changed and spring is imminent.

I spoke too soon. Last week I commented that we have yet to have a proper winter.

I have accepted the fact that we are not having a proper winter. The ground has yet to freeze, I have snowdrops a nanosecond away from blooming,...

It’s rather pleasant although troubling that we had nearly a week frost-free in the end of January.