by germinatrix | February 16th, 2010
The rest of the country is snowy and cold, but right now, here in Los Angeles, it is sunny and SO beautiful. 70 degrees, blue skies, PERFECT gardening weather.
But about a week ago, I had a MAJOR panic. I woke up to a frosty layer glazing my plants – which are mostly heat loving succulents! Last time there was a freeze in my area, I fell into a deep depression. Gardening hasn’t taught me to toughen up and be zen about the vagaries of weather. I am a baby. The fact that my variegated Agave attenuata melted before my eyes three years ago was almost too much to bear. I don’t know if Icould DO it again!
How do my friends in other parts of the country DO IT? Of course you plant things that are adapted to your climate – that is obvious. But when nature does a big “NANNY NANNY BOO BOO” and wipes out what you’ve lovingly created, how do you step back from it and say, “well … that happened”? I am so amazed that many of my blogfriends across the country take these weather related garden disasters in their stride. They are made from tougher stuff than I;
but like my garden, I’m still a work in progress. As my garden grows and changes, so do I – and I will get tougher as it does.
Crossing my fingers!