Still Waiting for Spring

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Wow, it has been a very long time since I’ve participated in Backyard Bloggers’ Bloom Day–five months, to be precise.  Don’t fret, although; you did not miss a lot.  Aside from some paperwhite narcissus and a stunning amaryllis, there hasn’t been something blooming round right here since early November of final 12 months.

Winter appears to have flown by this 12 months, although I do not suppose it is over but. We had extra snow than final 12 months, however luckily, not the huge snowstorms which have hit the East not too long ago.  As a substitute, we now have had rain, a lot rain a number of weeks in the past, in reality, that the small close by river was overflowing its banks and plenty of streets on the town have been impassable.  Frankly, I might have most popular snow.

A 12 months in the past I had crocuses blooming on February 22, the earliest ever, however this 12 months my backyard was beneath water on that day.  It wasn’t till February 28 that I spied the primary snowdrops blooming within the Lily Mattress.


These tiny little blooms are all the time such a welcome sight,
a promise that certainly, spring will someday be right here.


Right this moment was the primary day that I had a while to work within the backyard, and an attractive day it was.  I am glad I did a little bit clean-up, or I might have missed this early cluster of crocus blooms.  If snowdrops are an early harbinger of spring, the crocuses are the particular signal of the altering of the seasons to me.  I can not look forward to the purple and striped ones to look!

That is all of the blooms for now.  However right here and there within the backyard are certain indicators that extra blooms are on the best way, and that my April Bloom Day put up will probably be for much longer and extra colourful!

Because of Carol at May Dreams Gardens for internet hosting Backyard Bloggers’ Bloom Day each month.

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