Signs of Spring

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  • Lots of crocuses up now, including a few of the larger Dutch crocus
  • Heard peepers on Thursday
  • My husband heard a kildeer and saw a swallow
  • Geese have been flying north for a while now
  • Saw my first dandelion, and my first Johnny-jump-up
  • “Snow will develop between 6 am and 8 am Sunday…And could become heavy at times through late Sunday afternoon. The highest snowfall accumulations will be found over the hilltops where between 7 and 9 inches is possible. Lesser snow amounts will be found in the valleys where the potential exists for a few inches.”–National Weather Service

And that’s the way spring comes around here. It comes . . . and goes. And when you’re finally sure it’s here for good, it’s just about summer. We consider ourselves in the higher elevations for our area, about 1150 ft. above sea level.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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