The Arch City Gardener

Journeys In St. Louis Gardening and Beyond

It’s 41 Degrees F and Gray


We’ve been in a bit of a holding pattern with average temperatures around 41 degrees F and the skies gray. Day after day after day after day. Yesterday we had a couple of hours of sunshine but it was colder, finally getting up to 41 around 3 in the afternoon. I took advantange of the weather to rake out a couple of beds.

The rhodos want to bloom, something they typically accomplish in March. Their buds are still tight and just beginning to give a peek at their pink and purple hues. But I yearn for this:

Rhodo in bloom March 20 (1024x768)

Yawn. I am trying to get motivated for the season but, well, it’s gray and wet. And tonight after it plunges below freezing it may snow. Sigh.

I tell myself, it will be here soon enough and I will relax and enjoy this:





Author: mjarz

Welcome to the Arch City Gardener. My name is Mimi and I started this blog to share my journeys in learning to garden in St. Louis County, Missouri and learn more from my readers who garden. Thanks for reading The Arch City Gardener.

3 thoughts on “It’s 41 Degrees F and Gray

  1. If rhododendrons are blooming, you can not be too far behind us.

    • I would not describe them as blooming. More like tight buds where you can see there color. The pix in the post was from last year. Seems like all our early bloomers—magnolias, Bradford pears and forsythias—have had their beautiful blooms zapped by freezing temps. By now our redbuds are usually glorious but they are barely beginning.

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