The groundhog predicted an early spring for this year, and the flowers seem to agree. All around our place the crocuses are popping up and showing their happy faces. I just love this one, with the variegated purple petals and the intense color stamens.
The crocuses are planted around the iris in this bed for a longer show of color through the season.
The white ones are beautifully pure and undamaged by the last snow.
In the lower island in the driveway, another bouquet of crocus is flourishing.
Daffodils are budding, and just days away from opening up.
One flower is ahead of the rest, almost open fully.
Days ago when we had a light snow, I was afraid that this hyacinth wouldn’t survive.
But, a few days later it is full and blooming beautifully, with such a heady fragrance! The darker one behind it is coming along too.
The pink one put out a few flowers, but not a full stalk like the purple.
Next to the hyacinths, the double daffodil is going to bloom soon. There are about a dozen buds in the bed.
Another bed is coming along, I think this bed has the tulips. I’ll rake the leaves out of all the beds in another month when I am sure the danger of frost damage is over. Or My Sweet Babboo will, LOL!!
Inside, the pink amaryllis that I thought was dead is putting up a shoot to the side of the bulb. I will wait to see what it does, and if it is strong by the end of spring, I’ll divide the bulb to get rid of the dead part and repot it.
In the basement, the garden veggies are coming along nicely. Looks like I may have a lot of tomatoes, yum!! Tomato Pie this summer!!
The squashes are coming up well, but I can usually get the seedings to this stage. It is from here that the plants seem to not progress, but will see how the change in lighting does this time.
Basil, more herbs, more squash are all coming up.
Tomatoes and a few flowers are in these jiffy pots. The Canterbury bells haven’t made any progress yet, but I will keep hoping.
My red amaryllis is going to bloom beautifully. This will be the seventh year it has bloomed!
Four days later, it is clear that there will be four blooms on the stalk.
Two more days and the flowers are growing a bit bigger and rotating outward.
Excruciatingly slow, the blooms were just starting to open on Friday.
Yesterday morning, it was open a bit further. It may take until the middle of next week to fully open all four flowers. It still has the deep rich red color, so gorgeous.
Also, yesterday morning, we woke to a winter wonderland again. Although it melted off quickly, it was certainly beautiful!
What is going on in your garden?