Monday, February 2, 2009
The month of January has departed. We're moving on with 2009. The short month of February, and then we're almost to Spring! I just can't wait. I bid good-bye to January Saturday evening. It was really too cold for me, so I just said good-bye at my back door at sunset.
You know you're moving on into the year when your Christmas poinsettia starts to get as dry as tissue paper and drops leaves. That's what's happening to mine. Wish my sister was still around. She always had one, and added it to her long line of poinsettias in the front window of her workplace - the Cape May Star and Wave Newspaper. Each year the line grew longer, the plants all thrived, and everyone who saw them marveled. I'm afraid I am not destined to brag about this beautiful plant lasting much longer. It was gorgeous - a soft pink, full and beautiful. I understand I'm supposed to cut it back and put it into a dark place. I can trim it, but haven't the slightest idea where I could put it or how to treat it after that. I hate to see it go.
But now we can welcome February, which means Valentine's Day, and that's always fun. And, did I mention, it's that much closer to Spring! At the house where I used to live, I often saw crocuses blooming by Valentine's Day. Won't see them that soon in my garden this year, but I can start looking for them. That's half the fun.
The rest comes when that first golden bloom appears. - It's always the yellow ones that bloom first. A couple of weeks more!!