Puschkinia libanotica (Lebanon squill)
Between starting seeds, transplanting, potting up, pruning dead branches, and tossing winter casualties into the compost bin, I’ve had my hands full as the cold months gradually gave way to the new season. The big snow that we had hoped for never came, and at this point it won’t make much of a difference if April brings showers for May’s flowers. We need precipitation for the following months too.
To combat increasingly lower water levels, I’ve heard mention on the news about a desalination program like Israel’s for the purpose of field irrigation. That would bring relief for the ag sector. But knowing how this government works, it’ll be some time before anything actually happens. In the meantime, I carry on with my 5-gallon buckets and save water whenever and wherever I can. Every drop is going to count as the mercury rises.