In the basement, the plants in the cloner don't know that it's the dead of winter. The brug cuttings, lantana, and even a couple of Carla's roses are pushing out new root growth.
One lantana is about to bloom.
Something funky came back with the roses from Carla's former house. I've treated the entire cloner with Spectracide to kill whatever it is. Another day and I will need to clean it out, resticking the cuttings that haven't rooted and potting up those that have.
The willow and redtwig dogwood are showing actual roots too.
Outside, it's sunny and 21 degrees. The hoophouse stands at 29. The 10 day forecast is nearly unbelievable after the past two weeks. My wintersown containers will be sprouting green in two weeks if this holds true. By mid February, the green tide will be rolling across the yard. Daffodils might even break the surface.
More firewood to haul into the basement today. Work this evening. The lull appears to be wearing thin.
5:17pm - Been at work for 4 hours. Having "lunch". It's 45 degrees. The hoophouse is at 53. Can't wait for Friday.