Besides the temperatures being warmer that normal, I first noticed the simple Snow drops blooming as early as February 6.
|Snow drops or Galanthus Elwessii|
|Iris histrioides "Lady Beatrix Stanley"|
Behind the sunroom, the witch hazel was in full bloom on February 22...maybe earlier but I didn't check.
After I checked out the witch hazel's blooms I also entered the veggie garden and lifted the row covers. Well well well! We had plenty for a meal!
So I am running back in the house for a bowl and clippers to harvest some greens and I see violas in bloom! These ones seeded themselves during last summer and I was curious how they will survive the winter. More than a dozen are happily blooming right where I would normally grow tulips in the ground (but not this year). I love my freebies violas!
As I am finishing this post, it is now March. More signs of spring are here so stay tuned for a couple posts on starting seeds, veggie garden planning and looking back at successes and failures of last year's garden.