But don't worry about us. We are well south of the current weather pattern. We got about 10 inches of snow yesterday as the winds blew from the northwest across Lake Erie but the winds have shifted and the wind is now running the length of the lake and aiming straight at the south towns of Buffalo. The wind will turn again over night between Saturday and Sunday and Sunday we will be expecting more snow.
In the mean time. I've been thinking about next year's vegetable garden and it occurred to me that I am always looking for a good spot to plant dill and parsley to bring in more Swallowtail butterflies. So one of the resting beds will be zinnias, one will be sunflowers and another will be dill and parsley to host the caterpillars. I may even plant another bed in cosmos. The great thing about sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos and dill is that they can be direct sown and then pretty much ignored for the whole season. If you can ignore a mass of beautiful flowers.
|Swallowtail caterpillar 2018|
|Black Swallowtail and Sunflowers 2018|
So while it snows, I am shopping my usual seed suppliers for the prettiest collections of my favorite flowers.