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!
Crocus are the first up. A bit of color in a still too brown landscape.
A few more on a south facing hill.
And these nearby. They are such a welcome sight!
The 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!
I cut back a few broken bits but for the most part it is fine.
The garlic I planted in the Fall is also just coming up.
I have potted on the seeds I started last month and they have been spending days out in the greenhouse.
The tomatoes seem particularly happy in the warm greenhouse.
As does the basil…..it is growing fast.
More happy plants. I am hoping that the greenhouse will help make up for the late start of Spring.
The forsythia I brought in a few weeks ago is finally blooming.
And the pussy willows have opened…
It has begun….no matter how hard the Winter, Spring does return and miraculously, life reemerges….
Soon 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!