Confusion reigns. To emerge or hunker down?...both for the garden and the gardener. To remove the leafy debris around the soon-to-bloom daffodils shoots, or leave it in place?... and then go back to your chair by the fire to gorge on the pretty images in your stack of seed catalogs.
This winter, patience should be our gardening mantra...premature and promiscuous pruning and planting this month will be counterproductive and probably do more harm than good. As a recent Facebook cartoon said:
"welcome to the land where you can get sunburn and frostbite in the same day'.
the ugly winter debris that is blowing and growing around you. Savor these last lazy cold days, cuz spring WILL be here, with all of its gardening frenzy before you know it.
Or as some random guy at a 401K meeting I just attended said (eloquently put, I might add...)
" Have you ever noticed that the closer you get to the end of the toilet paper roll, the faster it goes?"