Since we've been talking about flowering houseplants, here's my jade plant in bloom. Like the Christmas cactus and lemon tree (calling it a tree is pushing it at this point), it is in a sunny, west-facing window, and that's the Adventure Garden - now blanketed in thick snow - in the background again. Jade plants will bloom when they reach about 7ish years old if they get enough sun.
I've been meaning to post an explanation of what I'm up to these days, but, well, I just haven't had time. At this time of the year, I can barely remember what it's like to be able to keep on top of the laundry, let alone have time to garden! Hooray for winter! If it was gardening season and I didn't have time to garden, I would be a lot more grumpy.
For those of you who don't know, I work at Mount Royal University and at this time of year I'm swamped with teaching prep and marking issues. I would say that for me, the four seasons of the year are:
- Gardening season
- Trying to stay 1-minute ahead of my students
- Reflecting on the past year's garden
- Planning next year's garden
In actuality, I reflect and plan constantly all year round, but it just so happens I don't have time to write about it in seasons 1 and 2. So I have lots of interesting ideas to talk about and in a few weeks when season 2 starts to wind down, expect to hear more from me!
Enjoy the snow... isn't it beautiful?