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In the grip, itching for a fresh start

We’re in the grip of winter here in North Carolina. It’s not a Chicago winter or a New England winter but it’s been darn cold and we’ve had quite a lot of precipitation, mostly in the form of snow and ice. In fact, in some places we still have remnant from last weekend’s snow storm.

It’s because of this — the extra cold winter we’ve been having — that I’m craving new life. P and I have both brought home house plants since taking the Christmas tree down a few weeks ago. We have a new palm in the living room, to go with the lemon; there’s a beautiful blooming cyclamen on the table in the green room; and just last night she came home with a small jasmine that we’ll re-pot today.  I think there’s even a trip to the Hawaiian nursery in store for us today.

And yes, I couldn’t help but get our seed starting station together and… even testing it out. I wasn’t completely foolish in that I started pak choi and lettuce, but I know that it will probably amount to nothing.  I think I may join the collective unconscious that permeates all gardeners this time of year, and order seeds this weekend.

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