I can only imagine how the greenhouses around Ontario are looking with so many bulbs and plants being convinced to perform out of season.
Here's a little look back at Bart's and my forcing efforts:
Bart with my Amaryllis display on December 12th:
Obviously he's an excellent gardener - this is what they looked like at Christmas. (Bart finds that if he starts his bulbs mid-November, they make an excellent display over the holidays.) The variety is Double Record purchased from Tradewinds.
And, being such large bulbs, the blooms continued through January.
But now it's February. The highlights of the month so far have been continuous cold and snow; working around camera problems; gathering and sorting paper for tax preparation; a self-imposed austerity campaign; and a 3-month gym renewal.
Bart has decided he doesn't like his winter coat after all and stands in the kitchen refusing to join us on a walk. Notice how he won't even look at me.....
Fear not Bart. While there's no chocolate, or Canada Blooms in your future, I'm thinking that we should be able to retire that coat for the season in the not too distant future. What can I do to bring you out of your February doldrums? Perhaps it's time to whisper those magic words in your ear, "The chipmunks are back. Go get 'em!"