Beginnings

April 9, 2012

...and it's about time I got my blog going again for the season!

Winter went by relatively quickly this year and we had a really early melt. All that snow I showed you in the last post, melted after a couple of weeks with some summer-like temperatures in March.

Right now I'm at the point in my garden where I love to walk about and see what's coming up. I really need to 'keep my hands in my pocket' as to not disturb things. It's tempting for me to go in and clear away debris and cut down dead stalks, but I really need to wait a week or two, until everything is up enough to remind me where not to tramp.

The crocuses that were so demolished by chipmunks (or squirrels or rabbits) spring, seem to be doing quite well. The ones that were left have happily come up and nothing seems to be bothering them.

pretty crocuses coming up amongst
the iris stalks



darker crocuses (that I don't
remember from last year)
Did a chipmunk move them?

Puschkinia striped squill

11 comments:

  1. Welcome back! My gardens look like yours, except that I haven't planted crocus yet so I only have one lonely muscari almost blooming at this point, nothing exciting enough to take photos of. :)

    It's going to be cold here the next few nights... spring is so fickle!

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  2. Hi Diane, I've missed you! I have planted your poppy seeds inside under lights and they are beginning to come up. Thanks for sharing them with me.
    Beth

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  3. Lovely post! I see our timing is quite similar, look forward to lots more blooms over the next months. :)

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  4. Hi Daine, Glad your back! It is always nice to visit other Ontario garden blogs. I see spring has arrived for you. Your crocus and white scilla are looking very pretty.

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  5. Always nice to see the beginning of Spring as the shoots poke through the ground.

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  6. Oh yeah, I'm the same way, it's all I can do to keep from rooting around in the dirt, looking for emerging shoots...patience is a hard virtue to learn ;-)

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  7. The purple and white crocuses are my favorite kind.

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  8. beauty! i miss having a nice garden in our front yard <3 we've sadly resorted to a seasonal potted plant or two on our townhouse porch!

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  9. Mmmm, love the striped squill! I had one volunteer in my garden last year and now I think I have to get some some. Isn't it nice to see things waking up - at long last! :)

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  10. My heart goes out to you having to wait this long for spring to get here, only to have winter attempt to hang on.

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