The rain has stopped, temps are back to normal and I'm starting to get back into the gardening groove. In my last post I mentioned that I'm trying a new pruning (to me at least) method on the grapevines, so I thought maybe I should show you some pictures.
I also found this little guy "hanging around" on the front porch.
The greens made it through the freeze unscathed; I harvested a big bunch on Tuesday and used them in an escarole and cannellini bean soup.
On the floral front, last year's hollyhock also survived the freeze and is getting a good jump start on Spring, last year's tulips have started to break through the ground and I planted 100 gladioli today at lunch. I shook the corms up in a bag to mix the colors and I should get an interesting palette when they start to bloom. As previously noted, the 'Minerva' amaryllis has sent up another bloom stalk, this one's 18" tall and has 7 blooms on it!