In truth, we don’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day… but I do like to mark it by getting a shamrock every year. I’ve got quite a collection now. Though my older ones are looking a little leggy. They go outside in the summer, and I bring them in in the fall – over winter they thin out a bit, but they’ll perk right up again as soon as it’s warm enough to leave them outside.
This past week has been warm enough to melt our snow and we are starting to see signs of life (and you should hear the cardinals singing!)
There are bulbs coming up all over the place. Though admittedly, I can’t tell what anything is yet. I planted a pile of spring bulbs in the fall – parrot tulips, grape hyacinths, pink daffodils… but what I’m really looking forward to are the snowdrops. They are one of the earliest plants to bloom and I can’t wait!
Some of my other perennials are of too a good start too.
The Lilac is budding, which is no surprise.
What is surprising is the pink Lavender showing green already. My purple one is one of the last plants to green up in the spring.
It’s nice to see my Chrysanthemum coming back… not all are perennials. This was bought at the grocery store with no tag, so it was a bit of a gamble.
My Black-Eyed Susans are popping up! They won’t bloom until late summer, but it’s always cheering to see their foliage.
And I love the little Lupin sprouts! Definitely one of my favourite plants!
Has St. Patrick brought any green to your gardens yet?