Saturday, May 2, 2015

Behind the Times

I estimate that spring is three weeks late this year, a very hard delay given that we've gone through two freakin' winters from hell. Mind you, I'm no longer skeptical that the summer may one day arrive, even if we're still wearing light coats in May.

My garden, finally, is making an appearance:

My dwarf lilac tree - a week from bloom (I hope!)
This is one of my OTG Krissie-planted house hyacinths. It's the only one that the squirrels haven't eaten!
My rose bushes LIVED! Given that they were planted last summer - and that so many plants died over the winter - this is a good sign...
For those of you in, well, anywhere else in the world, I realize this progress is small-time, but please join me in celebrating this profound turn of events.

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  1. any sign of spring is cause for a ticker tape parade, in my opinion!

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    1. Seriously. It's been rough times...

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  2. It's late, I know, but I'm always astonished by the time-lapse-photograph effect of the speedy transformation of gardens "back East." I'm guessing yours will be all leafed out and full of blooms in a week or so, right? I've been wondering how it's doing, what is it, 3 or 4 years since you did all that work in the yard. I'd love to see photos if you ever feel so inclined. . .

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    1. It's true - usually we have spring for 3 minutes. It goes from 3 degrees to 20 in a week and a half. But this spring has been shockingly slow to start. And slow to transition, in the scheme of things. My lilac is definitely late...

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  3. Enjoy!

    We in California are sadly 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Long, hot, dry summer, here we come.

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    1. Oh, I know that's how it goes. But I'm sure it will be very beautiful nonetheless.

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  4. Spring is a little blink between snow and humidity. Being in a new to me house it's also a learning experience. I saw the yard in August when we bought it, but it was December when we moved in. I have found a few random tulips in odd places (like middle of the lawn) that I assume the MANY squirrels stole from our neighbours.

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    1. So true. And I hope you love what you see in the garden as the season unfolds.

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