Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blackberry Winter

The blackberries are blooming. It's 41 degrees this morning. That's what Hilda calls this cold snap, Blackberry Winter. The last cold snap was a Dogwood winter. That was almost a month ago. Surely this is the end of our cold weather for the season. I had to run the heat last night in the house.

Today, sunny and 72 for a high. I may transplant some more butterfly bushes. I might try to move some of my seedlings into the sun. I'm ready to toss a lot of things that just didn't grow well or haven't germinated at all. It's time to clean off the end of the driveway.


Jeff Vandiver said...

Oh yes....the blackberry winter is the last cold spell for the year!

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

Our weather is so unpredictable. I spent all day Sunday outside enjoying the Sun as I worked in the garden, Yesterday and today it is back to colder and raining. At least I don't have to water the garden, but the weeds will keep me busy when I get out again.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I've never heard of blackberry winter. It's been cool, and windy here. Time for some consistently warm weather.