After a mild, dry January, February has been comparatively cold and snowy. The pond is frozen solid and there's been quite a bit of snow, though nothing like what the northeast has experienced.
February is the hardest month, don't you think? Christmas is long over and winter has lost its appeal. Anything that reminds us that spring is on its way is welcome. So when I saw these Valentine flowers on clearance for $2.24, I brought them home. They are dianthus, which I've always grown outside in the summer, but they look great in this container I got for Christmas. I may plant them outdoors when the weather warms up. Dianthus will return the next year if the winter is not too harsh.