Just arrived back from a whirlwind Christmas and New Year’s vacation in various freezing locations (Maine, Indiana, Shenandoah National Park) – and the snow is finally gone in D.C. – mostly, that is. Apparently it’s been freezing cold just about everywhere and that includes the District of Columbia, so there are still huge frozen gray piles of snow at random locations throughout the capitol. The good news is that my garden has been freed from it’s prison of 3 foot snow and it *looks* like some of the plants might have survived! The chinese cabbage and herbs look alive, although I’m not sure how they get water if the ground is frozen solid? Anyone know?