Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Signs of Spring

I'm so sorry, my poor little gardening blog; I have forsaken you through the long dark months of winter. But I'm back and I promise I'll try to do better!

Daffodils are blooming and there are other signs that spring is in the air.

There is nothing as sweet smelling as the lovely spring flowering hyacinths. Cut a bouquet to bring into the house and be prepared for the most wonderful smell of spring.

Although they don't have the smell of regular hyacinths, the grape hyacinth is one of the workhorses of spring. Never failing to bloom and please the eye, this large clump has been growing around my mailbox for almost 10 years.

The golden forsythia is now in full bloom ...

... while the pussy willow is well past peak.

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