Although we may still have some winter-like days ahead, spring seems to be arriving early this year. I took a walk through my gardens to see what the warmer temperatures have encouraged, and I was pleased to see signs of spring everywhere. Let’s take a walk together.
In the rock garden, crocus foliage is emerging. There are still evergreen boughs covering perennials planted last fall to prevent them from frost heaving. It’s about time to remove them.
A handful of crocus bulbs planted many years ago has multiplied into a large clump.
Galanthus nivalis, commonly called snowdrops, are always the first bulbs to bloom.
It’s well worth getting on your knees to peek at their lovely green throats.
Trees and shrubs are showing signs of spring too. Pussy willows are showing off their furry catkins.
Fuzzy magnolia buds are swelling.
The witch hazel is displaying its spidery blooms.
The rosettes of Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ are charming, aren’t they? It’s time to remove last year’s flower stems.
My hellebores aren’t flowering yet, but they are growing. It’s time to cut back winter-worn leaves.
My blue-berried junipers were so loaded with berries last fall, the robins still have some to eat until worms are readily available again.
I hope you enjoyed this walk through my landscape. What’s growing in yours? It won’t be long until we can be out planting again. Garden with me!