We're supposed to get hit with yet another big snowstorm tomorrow here in Northwest Ohio. They're saying we could get 6-8 inches of new snow, which is on top of the snow we're trying to get rid of. We've got drifts all over the yard that will be here for a while, simply because they were so high and it's been so cold for so long.
|Yep. This is what my garden looks like right now.|
Today, we were well into the 50s and yesterday was pretty nice too. The maple sap was running well and there was some snow melt, but with another storm poised to smack us in the face, it can be discouraging. So I decided to "turn my frown upside down." I believe in the power of positive thinking and have always been an optimist, for the most part.
I decided today that I was going to throw a "Farewell to Winter" party on Facebook on Wednesday, right in the middle of the snowstorm. Why not celebrate what might be the last big snow of the season? Why...we might not get another one like this for MONTHS!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Right?
175 people have already said they're going. So why don't YOU join us for the party? Though it officially doesn't begin until Wednesday (that's about half an hour from now, according to my clock), unofficially it began several hours ago. We're already having fun showing off blooms and flip-flop feet and yummy desserts.
WHAT: Farewell to Winter Party
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
WHY: To give Mr. Snow and Old Man Winter a send-off party. Buh-bye!
There will be some giveaways throughout the day tomorrow - seeds, a garden book or two, a Starbucks gift card, and whatever else I can find around here to share.
While we were getting warmed up tonight for tomorrow's party, I got a message from Lauren Graves at Cabin Tiger Studio, saying she'd like to give away one of her awesome Perpetual Gardening Record Books to one of tomorrow's party-goers! Wasn't that nice of her?
And then Angela Treadwell-Palmer from Plants Nouveau offered to give away one of their Aloe x humilis Spineless Hedgehog™ plants! Who wouldn't love a gorgeous, easy plant like that? Thank you, Angie!
|Aloe x humilis Spineless Hedgehog™|
|Evelyn's new book!|
And then...Evelyn Hadden (garden author, who just joined Garden Rant) messaged me and said she'd like to offer one of the party peeps a signed copy of their choice of one of her titles:
- Apprentice to a Garden: A New Urban Gardener Goes Wild (garden memoir)
- Beautiful No-Mow Yards
- Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise Between the Sidewalk and the Curb (to be released in May)
Such a nice thing for each of these people to do, without even being asked.
I hope you'll join in on the fun, and that's what it's meant to be - a place to rejoice that spring is almost here. So no grumbling about the weather, no matter HOW much snow you get.
I, for one, intend to make a snowman tomorrow. There will be pictures posted during the party. And it doesn't matter if you live where it's warm either. We still want you to come and spread some sunshine at the party, please. We like to hear about what we've got to look forward to.
Let's party! Bring a friend!
|Soon, my garden will look like this. :-)|