Signs are starting to pop up around our yard. We have one snowdrop that has been blooming for the past three weeks, but other than that and one lone yellow crocus, nothing else is blooming yet. There’s plenty up out of the ground, so it won’t be long now.
For the first time ever, I’ve had not one, but two, rosemary plants make it through the winter. I didn’t take any rosemary inside this fall – just sort of forgot about it – so I’m really pleased to see the two plants survive. Looks like some snapdragons made it through, too.
The tulip cutting bed I planted is starting to show life. About a third of the bulbs are up and starting to grow, and the hardware cloth does look like it did the trick in keeping the squirrels out. No signs it’s been tampered with at all. I’ve got my fingers crossed, because I am really looking forward to cutting some bouquets of tulips for the house. (See my blog posting on my tulip cutting garden for more info on this.)
The bird activity has picked up quite a bit lately too. Yesterday, we watched three bluebirds eating from our inkberry bushes. We had a great up-close view of them enjoying dinner. If you couldn’t feel the temperature and just listened to the singing, you’d swear spring was here already.
I am itching to get outside and do some cleanup to prepare for planting. Now if only the temperature would cooperate . . . did you hear there’s a 70% chance of snow on Wednesday?? Ugh.