Thursday, March 15, 2018

March Bloom Day--Still Waiting for Spring

Wow, it's been a long time since I have participated in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day--five months, to be exact.  Don't worry, though; you didn't miss much.  Other than some paperwhite narcissus and a lovely amaryllis, there hasn't been anything blooming around here since early November of last year.

Winter seems to have flown by this year, though I don't think it's over yet. We had more snow than last year, but fortunately, not the massive snowstorms that have hit the East recently.  Instead, we have had rain, so much rain a few weeks ago, in fact, that the small nearby river was overflowing its banks and many streets in town were impassable.  Frankly, I would have preferred snow.

A year ago I had crocuses blooming on February 22, the earliest ever, but this year my garden was under water on that day.  It wasn't until February 28 that I spied the first snowdrops blooming in the Lily Bed.

These tiny little blooms are always such a welcome sight, 
a promise that indeed, spring will one day be here.

Today was the first day that I had some time to work in the garden, and a beautiful day it was.  I'm glad I did a little clean-up, or I would have missed this early cluster of crocus blooms.  If snowdrops are an early harbinger of spring, the crocuses are the definite sign of the changing of the seasons to me.  I can't wait for the purple and striped ones to appear!

That's all the blooms for now.  But here and there in the garden are sure signs that more blooms are on the way, and that my April Bloom Day post will be much longer and more colorful!

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day every month.