I didn't have any plan to celebrate the day in any special way, but something was nagging me to do it. And celebration can only happen (at least for now; I am wondering how long this will go as I have a habit of not sticking with anything for a long time) if it involves plants and gardens. And, the result is this mini-rose-plant
I got it from the grocery store. It's in a six inch pot and only costs $6.99. I fell in love with the color of the rose. I have seen yellow, pink and red roses, but never this lavender-color rose. Here are two more pictures; the second picture gives a much better picture of the color of the rose.
We also had some light snow yesterday; everything got dusted with snow. Here are two pictures. The first picture is part of our garden and as you can see it so barren. It only had those evergreen trees, planted by previous owners I don't understand the obsession of people with these types of evergreens. Okay, it gives some green during winter but why use evergreen everywhere. The green can be achieved through Hollies, many types of Azaleas, Rhododendrons, plants with unique characteristics; screens and hedges can be created through edible landscapes, using various edible native berry plants. Human beings and animals, both can enjoy the trees and the fruits. So, I am trying to give some characteristics to the garden. I am creating raised beds; beds for strawberries and herbs; planting fruit plants, flower plants, vines; hanging baskets, propping up pots here and there. The process has started. The second picture shows some of the raised beds with the snow dusting.
The tree in the middle is a pear tree. The fruits are really sweet but we never get to eat them as they are destroyed by birds and squirrels.