Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Basement Garden and Valentine's Day

One of the reasons I started this blog was so my Mom could see my garden change over the seasons. At this time of year I find it almost impossible to imagine that anything will ever grow there again! It's nice that the snow hides all the ugly stuff but it does seems like it's never going to go away.

This is my son Andy's driveway in Quincy, just south of Boston. They have over four feet
of snow now and they're getting more over the weekend! So why is his car smiling?

Meanwhile, inside there are definitely signs of spring! These are plants from the patio, oops.. lanai!
They can't survive the snow and sub-zero temps so they have to spend the winter in the basement under grow lights. Burt has been kind enough to help with the subterranean garden chores. 

It's surprising how many of the plants actually flower underground.

These Primroses blossom twice as much in the basement as they do outside.

Spenser, our bad kitty likes to chew on as many plants as possible.

Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day it's time to sprucing up the house with some decorations. I have to admit it's pretty hard to come up with interesting ways to use hearts and cupids. This photo is what I put together for a party a few years ago using Halloween and Christmas deco, costume jewelry, old valentines and empty candy boxes. Why did I think an owl in a Santa hat was Valentine's Day deco?

Burt is a big fan of holidays and he never passes up a chance to celebrate anything!   

Of course he's found the perfect wine . . .

. . . and a special friend to share it with.

Thanks for stopping by! So sorry for being gone for so long, again!

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?

So how is your winter going? Any signs of spring?

 Have a Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day! Grow Lights in the Basement during Winter, how Clever, I should probably try that here in the fierce heat of Summer and take some of my Herbs inside under Grow Lights so they don't burn to a crisp! Dawn... The Bohemian

  2. Just re-reading my comment and realize I should clarify which type of Herbs I'm growing *bwahahahahaha*... Thai Basil, Sweet Basil and Mints... not the type of 'Herb' that Grow Lights are usually designated for! *Ha ha ha* Dawn... The Bohemian

    1. Ha ha! I hadn't thought of that! Afraid they're just a bunch of common houseplants. I'm still surprised it works.

  3. Yeah, I'm not big on Valentine's decor either - but wine is the perfect decor for any season!

  4. Oh wow! How magical to have a subterranean garden hidden under ll that snow!...and Burt looks extra "dashing" ...or is that the wine talking lol :D XXX

  5. It does make doing the laundry way more enjoyable. Wish I could get Burt to take over that chore!