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…
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.
The crocuses yesterday were glorious– the subtle purples and the bright golds:
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.
The daylilies, tulips and daffodils (below) are coming up…
and finally, two of my favorites about to bloom in my alma mater’s colors: blue scilla and 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!