Friday, March 23, 2007

Lawn and Garden Forecast

It's a beautiful sunny day outside today. I took the dog for a walk on the slushy roads and noticed the streams of water making their way towards storm drains. I can see a few plants uncovered by the melting snow next to our garage. These Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) are evergreen, so it is wonderful to see green things emerge in March.

Have you ever noticed the "Lawn and Garden Forecast" on the Weather Network website? I checked it today and you can all be happy to know the garden forecast here is "fair" for tomorrow. This is symbolized by the spade on the yellow background (orange = poor, green = excellent). I think this is the first "fair" for the year. The forecast also indicates that the ground is frozen and watering needs are "medium". Good thing the snow is melting, because our pipes are probably still frozen. Honestly, I don't know what kind of outdoor gardening tasks I could do this Saturday, other than shooing snowmobilers off the lawn. Incidentally, Vancouver's forecast shows no "fair" gardening weather for another 3 days, though Penticton's forecast for today is "fair", but poor for the next week. Poor them. They could be gardening in La Ronge!

1 comment:

Kate said...

I have a feeling you might have more green showing than we do here. We're awaiting more snow today.

After a few lovely and warm days, most of our snow melted. And now it will be back ... but hopefully not for long.