Sunday, March 30, 2014

Early flowering bulbs

In spite of a early spring dusting of snow this morning, and a howling wind, it was lovely to see hyacinths and grape hyacinths on my walk in the mountains this morning. 
a Wikipedia image of grape hyacinths:  they're everywhere in our historic neighborhood
It felt wintry, but the visible signs of spring were there. Tulip foliage is well up, too, and the flowers won't be far behind.  We enjoyed a lovely dish of fresh creasy greens from the raised beds, too, rebounding from winter's deep freezes.

In the Piedmont, the white bracts of dogwoods have expanded, and the warm weather predicted for the next few days will accelerate their progress.  They'll be close to "full flower" by the end of the week, I hope.

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