The green flirt

As for many of you, this winter has been exceptionally mild. It’s not unusual for us to get a burst of above freezing temps for a few days, or even a week in February, but it doesn’t last.

Except for this year.

Other than the first week, day-time temps have consistently been above freezing, even making it into double digits a couple of times. And its expected to remain that way right until the end of the month.

Of course, that means my gardens are getting very excited.

There is just green everywhere you look! And not just bulbs, but most of the perennials are greening up too.

I’m trying not to get too excited. Normally, I wouldn’t see flowers of any sort until the middle to end of April. I did plant some early bloomers (crocus, snowdrops, and winter aconite) but still – in a normal world, I wouldn’t be seeing them bloom until early April at the earliest.

I certainly wouldn’t be seeing hyacinths budding up in mid-February!!!!!

Andy pussywillow “blooming” this early – definitely unusual

So far, it’s only the pink one. But the black one isn’t far behind – and the regular one, and weeping pussywillow out front are budding up. As are the lilacs and my Burning Bush.

It’s got me really worried that this mild February means something really nasty is coming for us in March!

8 thoughts on “The green flirt

  1. Araignee

    Same here. I’m waiting for the snowstorm in March to wipe everything out. My daffodils are all in bloom right now and my narcissus are in bud. It’s going to be a bleak spring around here with everything already doing its thing.


  2. We’re still covered in snow from the 8 1/2 inches that fell the other day. But the next four days are supposed to be in the 40’s. Such an odd winter. I have to say that I have enjoyed the milder weather we’ve had but I know it’s not the best thing for the plants because of the cold that will still come. Next weekend will be in the single digits. Brrrr.


  3. Shirley Elliott

    Same here with the warmer temperatures and signs of spring everywhere. I keep reminding myself that March can bring some unpleasant weather.


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