Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring is Here!

It's the first day of Spring!  Well, on the calendar at least.  We have had made it to 80 degrees once this year already, which is 40 degrees higher than normal.

Warm days aside, the first day of Spring means that the growing season is just around the corner. But before the veggies get planted in the garden, we should be seeing some of the flowers that seem to love the Spring showers.  I just love spring flowers - the crocuses, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths.  Their bright colors are the signal that summer is just around the corner.  OK, truth time - I like tulips least and daffodils most. 

All photos from Gurneys
I can't wait to see what bulbs made it through the winter.  Between the squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and deer in our area, it is always a crap-shoot.  One year, I had several tulips come up, bud and then just as they were about to bloom...chomp! Something ate them down to the dirt.  I am pretty sure it was Bambi and/or Thumper that did it.  Don't they just look so innocent?  Looks can be deceiving because believe me, they are flower eating machines.

So in addition to the longer days and warmer temps, it is the anticipation to see what may bloom in the spring.

What are you looking forward to seeing in your yard this spring?

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