Spring At Last!!

Today was a glorious day! After a too long and too cold winter, and a March that came in like a lion and went out like one as well, we finally had a “lamb” day.  Today the sun was out, the breeze was warm and gentle and the temperature was in the 50s….maybe even 60.  It felt wonderful!  Most of the snow is gone (though there are still a few shrinking piles in the shady areas) and the gardens have begun to thaw….a few green shoots have emerged..life is returning at long last!

IMG_3742Crocus are the first up.  A bit of color in a still too brown landscape.

IMG_3743A few more on a south facing hill.

IMG_3745And these nearby.  They are such a welcome sight!

IMG_3746The heather has just begun to bloom.  It was buried under so much snow all winter that I wondered if it would survive..but here it is!

IMG_3747I cut back a few broken bits but for the most part it is fine.

IMG_3763The garlic I planted in the Fall is also just coming up.  

IMG_3738I have potted on the seeds I started last month and they have been spending days out in the greenhouse.

IMG_3754The tomatoes seem particularly happy in the warm greenhouse.

IMG_3756As does the basil…..it is growing fast.

IMG_3737More happy plants.  I am hoping that the greenhouse will help make up for the late start of Spring.  

And inside….

IMG_3748The forsythia I brought in a few weeks ago is finally blooming.

IMG_3749And the pussy willows have opened…

It has begun….no matter how hard the Winter, Spring does return and miraculously, life reemerges….

IMG_3752Soon these primroses, which have kept hope alive all winter, and are still cheerfully blooming, will be moved to their new, permanent home…outside!

We have all been inside for far too long this winter!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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3 Responses to Spring At Last!!

  1. joan morvidelli says:

    Happy Spring!

  2. Celeste says:

    Wow., I can’t believe how springy it is at Brookwood Shire! We have tons of snow still!

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