Today’s view is cool and crisp. Our abnormally warm winter is finally giving way to some below-normal temperatures. We’re likely to hit the mid teens tonight and again later in the week, which is more in line with what a Piedmont winter should look like (occasionally). I’m happy for the bulbs we have planted, which need some cool weather. But it means extra work for me as I cover up the artichokes and Eucalyptus to keep them from succumbing to temps below their capacity to survive.
The monitoring walk today was a quick one. I noticed that one weed, Veronica hederaefolia, is blooming already. I wonder if the cold weather this week might set back this plant and help me with keeping my rows a little clearer as spring comes along?