Sunday, April 08, 2007

Microclimate

A microclimate is a local area where the climate differs from the surrounding area. This area on the south south east side of my eastern Massachusetts house forms a small microclimate. Due to the exposure, the cement foundation, the bricks of the house and it's proximity to a heated home as well as a westerly wind block it is much warmer than the rest of my yard. The daffodils just 20 feet away only have leaves 4 inches tall and have no buds yet.
The weather here today feels more like Christmas than Easter, but because of this micro climate I get to have some daffodils on Easter! I'm hoping to overwinter an artichoke in the warmest area in the corner next winter.

2 comments:

  1. Amazing flowers! We got 13" of snow yesterday. Much of it was melted in this morning's rain though so no slope slipping. It is now mush. I'm ready for it to go and our place to look warm and inviting as your picture is. In time, in time...

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