Yes, I am very brazenly beginning my “what’s happening” posts today, April 1, because I know that things are happening in the garden already, in spite of the foot of snow that still covers it.
Do you see the progress? I believe that that’s oregano that I never deadheaded last fall. Last week it was still buried! And right below the surface everything is just waiting for that last bit of snow to melt!
The pond is thawing, ever so slowly, no ducks yet but they’ll be here soon…
Has anyone noticed that I’ve been changing my header pics as the pond changes? I love to mark time and changes with photos.
And, the black pussy willow is blooming! I’m attached to this plant for so many reasons.
It was a Mother’s Day gift the first year that we lived here and it’s one of the very first signs of spring that I see each year. And it’s just so lush and pretty..
It looks like the forsythia still needs some time. This plant is behind a pine tree and next to a fence. It might be further along if it got more sun. My friend Blaire sent me a photo of forsythia blooming downtown a few days ago. Maybe it’s a few degrees warmer down there in the city. Heading inside, the onions are up! I got an almost 100% germination rate with these seeds from Pinetree. I’ve read that I should trim back the taller seedlings to let the energy go to bulb formation. I’m hoping to get to that today.We have peppers too.
Heading out to the front yard, a few of the bulbs that I planted last year are fighting their way through despite the fact that most of the ground is still frozen. I remember thinking that we’d have these blooming for Easter this year. Maybe not…And here’s two of the three crocus flowers that we’re enjoying so far.
The first morning that these appeared the whole family was out on the front sidewalk jumping for joy.
The little things are the best!
How’s your garden growing? I’ll bet that most of you have more going on than we do in Salem Massachusetts. That’s okay, we’ll catch up!
Oh, wow, you have green inside and out. We still have too much snow outside, but I do have a planter with about four geraniums ready to burst into bloom. My pulse is quickening. 🙂
Here in W. Bridgewater, MA we’re watching the snow melt too. Where the snow has melted I’m starting to see things coming to life as well…..Spring is slowly knocking Old Man Winter off his feet!
black pussy willows! that is a new one to me. thank you for sharing. i have some brave bulbs showing in the front of the house that gets good sun from 11 am on to evening. But along the driveway, my snowdrops are still covered with several feet of snow from plowing the drive. 😦 But I’m hopeful to see them before April 12.
I love the black pussy willow. I have never seen that before and it really is a contrast to the white snow. Hope you melt soon!