The colder and snowier the winter, the more likely it is that the gardener is going to come up with an idea for her garden that may or may not be possible.
… the more likely it is that the gardener will buy twice the number of seeds she truly needs or could ever sow in one season.
… the more likely it is that the gardener thinks surely future winters will not be this cold so now is the time to order plants to push the hardiness zone a bit, perhaps plants like camellias.
… the more likely it is that the gardener will buy one or two or more old gardening books to tide her over until spring.
The colder and snowier the winter, the more hopeful the gardener is that the winter will have suppressed all the weeds in the garden.
… the more hopeful the gardener is that the bad bugs will have died in the cold and the good bugs will have survived.
… the more hopeful the gardener is that spring will come on time.
… the more hopeful the gardener is that her idea for the garden will be possible.
I hate to tell you this, but weeds grow under snow. Snow insulates and protects the plants (garden plants and weeds) from the worst of the cold. But in winter, inside waiting for spring, a gardener will believe what she needs to believe to survive.
Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening says
Hi Carol. I did buy a few gardening books and am hoping this cold winter will get everything back on track. When we used to have snowy winters years ago the garden was more on schedule and the perennials were wonderful! I'm afraid Bloom Day will be snow pictures this year but am looking forward to March! 🙂