Things are starting up much earlier than in the past few years here in Zone 6a/6b. Not only are the spring bulbs springing, but the crocuses are in full bloom — both the Spring Beauty crocuses I planted in the fall and the mystery yellow ones that are currently in a weird spot behind a bush next to the house and really should be relocated.
Indoors, tulip Angelique looked like this just a couple days ago:
Then my unintentional overwatering took its toll and she got bulb rot. The good news is that I have about 85 other Angelique bulbs planted outside, and they’re starting to break ground. The border outside my living room window is about to look spectacular.
Also up until a day or two ago, the spider mums from my Valentine’s Day bouquet from my husband were still hanging in there. I swear, I’m going to have to plant some spider mums for cut flowers — they last forever and smell fantastic!
I’d started forcing a second pot of crocuses before I knew that my cat would find them delicious… so I brought it out of the garage today and took it to work with me.
Nothing wrong with sprucing up my cube with a little bloom action!
Bulbs springing forth, seeds starting under the grow lights… I know it will snow at least once or twice more (the last snow is usually near my birthday in late April), but Spring is off to a rousing start.
As always, many thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day every month.