Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bring on April!

Just one more day and it's officially April. It's the month where I feel like we can finally leave winter behind. We can still get a snowfall or two, but it's when the first blooms start, and the garden really starts to take off.

They are calling for a colder than normal April, but I'm hoping it's not going to be too bad. The last week of March has been mostly mild...
So Relic and I took some time to do a thorough inspection of our gardens.
Out back the Chives are thickening up. I bought these to be purely decorative, though I may snitch some now and again for cooking.
It's nice to see the Lupins coming back. I've got more in the Winter Sow jugs, but there's no sign of life there yet.
I'm glad to see some Anemone's survived too. I think these are the beautiful blue ones I had last year.
There are lilies coming up all over the place! And it looks like several of them have multiplied.
The pink Bleeding Heart is just starting to sprout. I'm not seeing signs of life in the white one out front yet, but it gets less sun, so it may take a little longer.
The Butterfly Mix winter sow just has some teeny-tiny sprouts. It will still be weeks before we can determine what we've got
I'm getting very excited for my daffodils.
And it looks like we won't have to wait too long for our first bloom of the year. I'm thinking this is a Crocus, though I don't remember planting any in the side garden (that doesn't mean I didn't though!)
While we wait, the grocery store yielded up this lovely little bunch of tulips They had just the barest touch of blush on the buds, and have opened into a gorgeous soft pink.

Hopefully the weather holds this weekend, I'd like to get out and clean out a lot of the dead stuff so the new stuff can flourish.


Anonymous said...

The color on the tulips is so sweet!

Can you believe it? We are expecting snow again on Sunday.

The only "blooming" plant around our townhouse is a hydrangea down near the basement door. I'll have to pop down there tomorrow and see how it is doing. I gave it a pretty good haircut when winter set in and it had buds on the lower branches. Hope they made it through.

Tired Teacher said...

My tulips are barely breaking through the soil. It's going to take warmer temperatures for them to get serious about growing.

Delighted Hands said...

Nothing like a good garden cleaning to set your Spring energy to light!

Araignee said...

Those tulips are gorgeous!!!! I think spring has finally sprung here. The forsythias are finally in bloom. That's always a good sign.

Mereknits said...

Looks like Spring is on its way to you. Happy Easter!

Vera said...

Very pretty tulips. Fun to see everything emerging, isn't it?