Wednesday, March 18, 2009

First Blooms

Let the gardening season begin. The first blooms have arrived. This crocus was fastest out of the gate (I think it is the exact same crocus that was first to bloom last spring too. Could that be possible?) There are lots more crocus waiting in the wings. I moved them around last fall so the bulbs would be more closely grouped together. I hope this makes a bigger statement in the garden (as big a statement as two dozen or so crocus can make.)

The snowdrops are new to the garden this year. So far, so good. I'm pretty sure I only planted a handful of these but with a little luck they will go on to multiply happily. There are a few days to go on the calendar until we reach that special date that's so important to gardeners. Right now though, thanks to these small blooms, I'm feeling that spring is finally here.

3 comments:

chzplz said...

I'm jealous in Ottawa - there's still an inch of ice where my crocuses are planted.

Connie said...

How cool.....I am still waiting for a first bloom here, but I don't have either crocuses or snowdrops. I will have to plant some next fall.
That white crocus looks so pure.

Nutty Gnome said...

My crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils are all in full bloom here in the UK - but heavy frosts are forecast for the next few nights, so I hope they'll be okay.

My living room has turned into my 'seed central' after I spent yesterday afternoon potting up some goodies. I'm feeling quite viruous at the moment - but it won't last, I need to go out and do some more spring cleaning out there and that'll make me wish I'd started earlier!