Yesterday we had snow, then rain, then ice and then snow again. When I woke this morning it was a frigid 26 degrees.
You’d think I’d be used to spring snow. I’ve lived in southern New England all my life where the weather is anything but predictable.
Every time Jack Frost lays waste to the landscape I’m surprised. Yesterday Jack was having an exceedingly bad day.
While the pictures below show plants at their worst I assure you they’ll be fine. In a few day they’ll look as good as when it was in the sixties last week.
What’s the weather like where you live?
This morning as I waited for the bus with the kids I spotted my first Crocus in bloom on the edge of the drive. I live in USDA Hardiness Zone 6A.
A little while later I spotted some growing in the middle of the lawn.
The weird thing is I never planted crocus in the lawn. I barely have any crocus on the property.
Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.
Plants amaze me.
I spend a lot of time and effort making the best possible environment for my landscapes. Then, I’ll be walking through the woods and see a tree growing out of a boulder.
You almost have to go out of your way to kill a plant.
These onions growing in my kitchen are a great example of a plants wish to live.
This morning as I waited for the school bus I noticed my daffodils emerging. It’s been a mild fall and they’re just poking through the soil.
Plants set bud in the fall so they’re ready to go when the warm weather arrives.
Don’t think your plants are the only thing growing in the garden. There’s a class of weeds called winter annuals that germinate in the fall. Now is a great time to pull them.
If the weather stays mild take advantage and do some weeding. It’ll make a huge difference in the spring.