The desert winter forecast was one thing but we got another.
January weather was cold and somewhat rainy. Frigid air swept down like Goth raiders on my Roman driveway garden. Frost patrol was performed with due diligence, but Jack got to many of the plants that should be blooming now. The wedelia, though covered, was a complete loss, it appears, and other potential beauties were pruned and rehabbed.
It is a week into spring and we are in prime growing season here in the Sonoran Desert. Wildflowers have bedecked the urban mountains since late February, early March.
The driveway has perked up some. The ice plant, the red salvia, the gazanias and others stretch their colorful blooms for the sun, a sun which in a few weeks will deliver triple-digit temperatures and an enormous amount of stress to my green-leaved friends.
I thought I would post some of winter’s remnants before the harsh weather strikes.