Everyone is talking about the Early Spring we are experiencing, and though I am ready to get back out in the garden, I do worry about what this means for the planet. Some meteorologists are predicting the famous cherry blossoms in D.C. will bloom two and a half weeks earlier than normal, and trees all over the South are leafing out about 20 days earlier than normal. I think this all is cause for concern. I love growing my tropical plants, but I would prefer to keep growing them indoors in the winter.
A few days ago I took a stroll around the garden. Everything is, indeed, up earlier than usual. I need to look back and see just how much earlier. Enjoy a few pictures!
|Some of the primroses are already in bloom.|
|Out in the vegetable garden the parsley and chives are greening up.|
|And in all of the vegetable beds the hundreds of tulips I planted last fall are pushing up out of the ground.|
|I planted early, mid, and late season tulips so we will have a continual show while vegetables planted from seed grow up in between the rows of flowers.|
|I really am so excited about this.|
|An old, wee little hyacinth pushing up.|
|The forsythia is ready to burst.|
|I love bringing home some branches of the bright yellow forsythia.|
|I have a lot of pruning to do in the Berry Patch, and the gooseberries are already leafing out.|
|More daffodils and surprise lilies in the neglected southwest quadrant of the perennial garden.|
|And proving spring really is a bit early, I picked some daffodils to bring home. The first of the year!|