Here in Oklahoma most of us know that you shouldn’t plant any tender plants before April 15th. We know that but we are all tempted by those beautiful garden displays at WalMart, Home Depot and Ace Hardware – heck, even the local Albertson’s has bedding plants in front of the store.
But, there is a very good reason to resist the temptation to buy and plant those pretty begonias, petunias or marigolds.
That reason would be . . . . .
The Easter Freeze !
Although we had temps in the 80’s on Monday and clear, blue skies – last night we hit 37 degrees and my daughter just called to say it was snowing on the north side of the city! Yes, she said snow!
We will have cold days and nights, with freeze warnings for the next 72 hours. I’ve moved my potted plants into the garage until next week.
I need to re-think my outfit for Easter Sunday (it might be wool instead of cotton).
Children most likely will be hunting Easter eggs in coats, hats and gloves.
All those little girl’s frilly Easter dresses will be worn with sweaters over them on Sunday Morning.
After the Easter Sunday lunch, (which will include a baked ham along with many side dishes and of course, there will be deviled eggs + a decadent dessert) -- we will sit and visit, talking about the family news, politics; and, as always, the conversation will turn to the weather.
We will all remember other cold spells that blew in around Easter and then the stories will start: about the year we had used a goose egg for the ‘prize egg’ or the year Mom made all the girl’s new dresses for Easter. The afternoon will be filled with family, food, hiding Easter Eggs inside, and munching on chocolate bunnies and jelly beans.
Happy Easter and you all try and stay warm !!
P.S. The Easter Candy picture was taken inside – it’s too cold and snowing outside.