I had figured that a few extra leaves were protective during the winter snows, but a plus 60°F afternoon had me thinking spring again. And there's only so much reading one can do about plants and planting, without being out there!
Amazingly, signs of growth were everywhere, from the expanding basal leaf buds to young shoots coming up through the mulch. Admittedly, these were all tough native perennials (so presumably are right on schedule for emergence now).
I thought I had posted a planting list (uh, this is my online garden 'record' -- Thomas Jefferson would not be impressed). But I didn't find one, although it was nice to review the posts that I found (linked above).
|Front meadow last summer (August 2010)|