Category Archives: Spring

Sure Signs of Spring

The first crocus flowers appeared this weekend but the flowers didn’t open all the way because it was rainy and cloudy: And my Sedum ‘Neon’ plants have already started growing happily, insulated by a blanket of leaves: It’s been a … Continue reading

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Pick a Season

The Climate Prediction Center is promising a warm and wet meteorological spring (March-May) for our area. So far March has been, in a word, whiplash. On the first day of March we got a record snowfall for the date—3.7 inches, … Continue reading

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In the Mood for Spring

My neighborhood is going to get a little touch of spring fever this weekend with temperatures in the mid-50s. In the mean time, I’m sharing some photos I took at a local arboretum a few years ago that will get … Continue reading

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I Control Spring (or So I Tell Myself)

Every winter I get a little overly-excited when it’s time to place my flower seed orders. Part of it is a power trip. If I can coax some seedlings to life inside my house when it’s still 3 degrees and … Continue reading

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A Stroll Through the Arboretum

The sweet-smelling lilacs and crab apple blossoms were bounced around by numerous bouts of wind and rain this spring, so the window for enjoyment was rather brief. On a day with more clouds than sun, a friend and I spent … Continue reading

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Just What Season IS This?

Mother Nature has been displaying an epic identity crisis. I have whiplash from the see-sawing between winter and spring that we’ve experienced over the last 10 days. My favorite was last Saturday (4/2) when we woke up to a half-inch … Continue reading

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More Plants Come to Life

March has decided to go out like a lion, so I took advantage of the sunny day on Tuesday to poke around my flowerbeds again. The first Chionodaxa (Glory of the Snow) bulbs have started to bloom. These adorable little … Continue reading

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More Spring Color!

I was so excited to find crocuses blooming in some of my flowerbeds yesterday. They wanted to celebrate the first day of spring! The forecast for this this week calls for rain, sleet and snow, but these little beauties have … Continue reading

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Mud Season

My snowdrops (Galanthus) toughed it out under a fresh coat of snow last week, and they continue to bloom. Yesterday I walked around my flowerbeds looking for more signs of spring. I was excited to find my first tulips peeking … Continue reading

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The First Flowers Have Arrived!

I went for a walk the other morning—well, it was more of a shuffle and slide because there was a lot of sneaky black ice on the sidewalks—and I happened to notice some snowdrops (Galanthus) peeking out of a neighbor’s … Continue reading

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