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Monday, January 30, 2012

It's a WRAP: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

My attractive ornamental grassOphipogon planiscapus, AKA Black Mondo Grassis also very responsible, and, therefore, he is taking his role of spokes-plant and co-host to yours truly very seriously and, in fact, it was he who told me that today, January the 30th, is Bubble-Wrap Appreciation Day!
If you follow this blog, then you are undoubtedly aware that Bubble-Wrap, plays a big part in my garden winterizing, as I discussed in a guest blog for Fern Richardson's Life on the Balcony (and for details about this, please click here).

In any event, I imagine the 80+ things I grow in my urban (NYC) terrace garden are feeling a little overdressed this winter, as it has been — for the most part — fairly mild, and all of them are beginning to loosen "their collars" of burlap, which are tied with jute that Juan V and I placed over their Bubble-Wrap this past December

This is evident in the images posted below, which show just a fraction of the things that I grow in my garden. (Remember, they are ALL winterized in the same manner.)

The 80+ things which I grow in my urban garden are not the only ones feeling the effects of this relatively mild weather, and while many folks enjoy not having to be "layering up" to protect themselves from winter's elements, the fact is, the things I grow and I know it is crucial to have a "real" winter, and so we (the things I grow and I) have very mixed emotions about this mild winter! 

What about you, dear reader? Do you live in an area that "normally" experiences snow and colder temperatures but is not finding that to be the case this year? What are your thoughts regarding this unusual occurrence? AND, also, HOW DO THE THINGS YOU GROW FEEL ABOUT IT?

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