Nothing cures the winter blues like seeing your spring gardens bloom…. especially when it happens ahead of schedule. During the ridiculously warm days of last year’s early spring, I gleefully snapped photos of summer flowers blooming in April, unaware that the remainder of the summer would be bland and nearly colorless. If this year’s sluggish start to spring is any indication, my summer gardens should be spectacular. At least that is the warm thought I’m holding on to as I impatiently await the arrival of spring.
- Last year at this time, the forsythia was already on its way out. So far this year, only a few brave flowers have emerged. My bulbs, however, are popping through the surface with a vengeance. Fortunately, they seem to thrive in frosty weather. I haven’t checked the numbers myself, but I hear that this March has been colder than normal. I don’t know about that, but it sure has been LONGGGggggg. To top it off, there’s another winter weather advisory out for the next couple of days (though I feel pretty confident we won’t see too much snow.) Good news is that if the National Weather Service is correct, April will be warm and dry. And then – maybe then – I’ll find something more to talk about than looking forward to spring. Hallelujah!!