Signs of Spring

According to the calendar spring is here. However the first day of spring isn’t always the first spring day.

crocus in the garden March 2020 at
crocus in bloom March 25, 2020

Spring seems to be overshadowed with the spread of this world wide virus. While we are in self isolation during this scary, unknowing, unusual, bizarre, difficult time (I’m sure many more adjectives could describe it) I’m keeping my mind occupied with reading, crafting, relaxing, and working on my website.

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some pussy willow branches brought inside March 15, 2020

How lovely to bring a bit of spring inside, just because.

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daffodils March 15, 2020 in the north facing garden

I try to spend time each day walking the garden and looking of promising signs that the garden is awakening after its winter nap.

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hyacinths March 29, 2020

I frequently have to look carefully and move old leaves and branches away to reveal new life.

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red veined sorrel/bloody dock/rumex showing promise March 30, 2020

The crocus, tulips, daffodils, day lilies, rhubarb, bloody dock, garlic chives, pussy willows,hyacinth, iris and Egyptian walking onions are showing new growth. Clicking the tags at the bottom of this post will take you to more information about each plant.

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Egyptian walking onions March 19, 2020

This is the first of my garden journal entries for 2020. I hope you are able to get out and explore your garden and look for new growth. I’d love to hear what is growing in your garden.

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4 Responses

  1. Margy

    A friend went up the lake and visited our cabin. She emailed a picture of my daffodils. The float garden looked so normal for this time of year, except my plastic owl on a pole was tipped on his side. Must have endured a big wind storm, or ten. – Margy

    • Crafty Gardener

      That is great someone can check the float home. Nice to see your daffodils, even if via photo. Poor owl, you’ll be there hopefully soon to fix him. Stay safe in Bellingham.

  2. Linda

    Good morning Linda…
    I have the same sort of things popping up here in my garden at home…
    Would love to see what is happening down at the cottage, but not sure when we will get down there again, in the near future…no hot water tank or new furnace as of yet…😟
    Perhaps a day drive would help put our minds at rest…
    Very trying times indeed…23 days with no hugs or kisses from my kids or grandkids…I am sure you are missing yours as well…
    Stay safe…stay home…

    • Crafty Gardener

      We get a driveway visit today as it is Murray’s birthday, at least that is better than nothing at all. If the sun comes out again we will go for a drive. Hope you get to drive by the cottage for a reassuring look.

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