We had a Limelight deal coupon and raided the garden jar( there is no jar) to buy 2 red twig dogwood for the border. Churchill’s has a 20% off deal running today. This plant really shines in Winter, the red twigs poking up through the snow.
I heard the ski resorts are selling season passes like mad. It’s attributed to pent up demand as last Winter was for skiers, no fun. I hope the skiers get all the snow they want on the mountains, and we get nothing here on the Seacoast and enjoy another easy Winter. People that market ski resorts will tell you that no snow at home spells trouble for them. The person that skis on a whim, or only a few times a season, well, they forget about skiing, if they have have no snow .
Snow in Boston means good things for NH Ski resorts.
Last year I did not have to start the snow blower, it was all shovel work, a broom.
While it’s probably bad mojo , the blower is headed in this Fall for service, which I have never done since buying it years ago used from Mr Bragdon over in Stratham.
He was a great guy, while at his shop he often would be pestered while working on some fellows old mower by a bumble bee or some winged insect. He then would stop and literally converse with the pest, at length, reason with it, then the bee would bumble off. He used to carp about people getting these crappy old mowers repaired at his shop too
A charming gent. That used snow blower is going on 12 years easy.
This is the time to buy some new shrubs, an ornamental tree, a load of bulbs , and get them in the ground. It’s a real kick in Spring to see your reward for an hour out back.
“How many inches are we getting?”
“Geez, I should have gotten those bulbs ”
It just sneaks up on you.