Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring is springing... slowly

Yesterday was officially the first day of spring, but things are still pretty chilly. The sun has been shining, but the temps have struggled to get very high.

Still, the gardens have benefited from all that sun. Before we jetted off, I went around and did my weekly inspection.
The Weeping Pussywillow has a few small catkins coming, but we won't see too much more until it gets a little warmer.
Same with the Lilac. Lots of healthy buds, but we really need some spring weather for this one to get going.
The Irises are always a bit of a surprise. They don't bloom until May, but they are one of the first things to push up through the ground.
And these Turkistan Tulips are really reaching for the sun. Once the weather warms up, I'm actually going to move them. They are amongst the Day Lilies, and they get over-shadowed before they have much of a chance to bloom.
And the Cardianl Flower I bought last year is showing signs of life. This makes me really happy - it's a big, lovely display of red in the middle of summer. And it's a native plant that's suppose to attrack hummingbirds.
And I'm very happy to say the squirrels have left me at least one happy Daffodil. 

I can't wait to inspect things and see how they've done while I've been away!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you have a good spring start!

Delighted Hands said...

How nice it will be to see them when you are home and by the looks of the weather reports, you didn't miss Spring yet!!!! lol

Araignee said...

I just love seeing all the things sprouting in early spring.

Tired Teacher said...

Oooh, how exciting to see so much new growth. I'm afraid it will be another month before it happens here. I noticed this week the squirrels are digging up my rhubarb which is unusual and makes me cranky.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

So wonderful to see the new growth. Happy Spring!


kathy b said...

I got nothing. I swear, I have two tiny green pointed brave souls coming out of the ground ....they are daffodils that I moved last year. They have not come up one more minuscule iota in a week. Grrr Grrr Grrr. I shoveled out a snowy area that was left on the north side of thehouse. It was icy and I had had it! Its out on the grass and I hope it will melt. OH! wait! There was some moss underneath it!

Eastside Cats said...

Our snowdrops are out, and the tulips are pushing through, but everything else is still waiting for Spring to really arrive!