Spring is here
So I set out to follow all the rules of flower bed design the best I could. Four Spring flower bulbs were used. Tulip, Daffodil, Hyacinth, and Crocus were all planted according to height. Tall in the back and shorter in the front was the rule.
The picture above was February 15th and I think it's either a tulip or a hyacinth. Each year I'm amazed at the appearance of the Spring flowers. This is about the right time for the Spring flowers to come up. I've always read that the flowers know when to start growing because of day length but really? The ground is still mostly frozen and bulbs are buried under the ground. How do they know how long the day is. Besides almost every day this month has been overcast without sunshine. It's a marvelous mystery of nature to me.
I've been seeing flocks of Robins sitting in the trees. I'm guessing they're waiting for the ground to thaw out so the worm harvesting can begin. We are to get three days of 60 some degrees so that should help with melting the last of the snow and thawing out the ground. It will be good to be back out in the garden once again.
Keep the faith Spring is not far away and soon digging in the dirt will begin.