Signs of Spring– even in the snow

Last week, I was sure that the five inches of snow would be our last– silly girl.  Of course, I awoke this morning to a garden covered with snow.  But we have blooms and signs of spring on the way…

Galanthus Nivalis: snowdrops, living up to their name

Galanthus Nivalis: snowdrops, living up to their name

The snowdrops can take the snow better than most, and flowered beautifully in yesterday’s warm sunny weather.  Today they were shut up tight and are doing fine.  If you are interested you can get a bunch of different varieties at Brent and Becky’s bulbs– just do a google search for them.  They supposedly have a variety that is hardier than the rest, which I will likely try next year.

purple crocuses

purple crocuses

The crocuses yesterday were glorious– the subtle purples and the bright golds:

Golden Crocuses (with an errant purple)

Golden Crocuses (with an errant purple)

The golds were so bright in the sun yesterday that it looked as if someone had lit fires around the yard.  Today, in Wisconsin’s fickle weather they are unhappy but still a sight for winter weary eyes.

Daylilies and tulips galore

The daylilies, tulips and daffodils (below) are coming up…

daffodils and snow

daffodils and snow

and finally, two of my favorites about to bloom in my alma mater’s colors: blue scilla and winter aconite.

Blue Scilla-- the bluest of blue flowers

Blue Scilla-- the bluest of blue flowers

Winter Aconite

Winter Aconite

 

Don’t worry, if you were likewise afflicted with the snow, yet again, anything blooming this early is prepared for snow, and your perennials are fine if they are coming up already.  Don’t plant anything yet, but don’t worry about the things that are out there.  It is the late season snow that you have to worry about– but the garden can take the snow in early April, it just waits it out.

More importantly, despite the snow– spring is coming!

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2 Responses to Signs of Spring– even in the snow

  1. gracieandkate says:

    I was worried about the snow’s affect on my tulips, but you have assauged my fears. Thank you.

    And I am very much looking forward to our memorial day photography blowout. Are we still on?

  2. gwendolyngarden says:

    Indeedy!

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