On Thursday, March 12 of 2015 I started taking regular, compulsive walks around my gardens. Quite frankly, it amazes me every spring how quickly my flowering bulbs emerge and flourish. I can check every few hours to note further progress.
After the extreme cold of our 2013-14 winter, I didn’t see quite as many return from the prior fall’s planting. So far I’m seeing better growth this spring. And that’s after another extreme in temperatures. Maybe my bulbs came from a better grower. I don’t know.
Then again, this area also had more consistent snow cover than in 2014. Surprisingly, snow actually helps insulate overwintering plants. It’s another astonishing fact about nature. Personally, I learn something new every growing season. Now I am looking forward to mid May when I should be able to plant vegetables and annual flowers.
Until then I hope you are enjoying new growth, whatever form it takes. Is there something new and exciting in your part of the world?