It is finally getting warmer, but we are not out of the possibility of a freeze. Although this year that seems unlikely, I have seen snow on Easter Sunday in April in years past. So, I won’t be jumping the season by planting outside just yet, but there are a few things in the garden that have made an appearance. So wonderful to see the season of renewal getting underway, starting with the miniature jonquils coming up last week.
Only one little plant, but it is mighty, eventually yielding seven blooms.
The crocuses came up and opened so pretty!! I just love this purple. They came up seemingly overnight.
And the next day they opened. Just one little clump, but aren’t they pretty? The color is hard to believe, it is so intense.
I have one lone white crocus, think I need to plant some more.
This one (below) is coming up next to the crocus. I don’t think it is one of the hostas that cover the bed in the summer. The leaf looks like a different shape. We’ll just have to wait and see.
The tulips will likely be next. They survived the freeze with the plastic cover, and now are coming up strong. I need to weed this bed next, and add more mulch.
The irises are just beginning, and will bloom later than the tulips.
Inside, the seeds are doing well in their little ‘greenhouses’! The top one has the johnny jump-ups, they are really going!!
Basil seeds are peeking up.
Parsley is a bit behind, but still showing signs of coming along.
I got out on the veranda last weekend and cleaned up the remaining dead plants and detritus of winter. I took down the winter wreath and put up the Spring Floral Wreath I made last year. The chairs and table got a good washing so I can sit outside and enjoy reading. Sometimes, we enjoy a meal there. Something is wonderful about our view, a hot cup of coffee, the avian choir in full voice, and the sun coming up over the mountains on a cool spring morning. Or a lazy warm evening, with something tasty on the grill, a gentle breeze through the trees, and the quiet beauty of a mountain sunset.
Next post, I’ll show you the amaryllis progress. It has been maddeningly slow, but the wait was worth it!!
How is your garden doing?
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