A certain person is amused by my measuring the receding snow level above the snowdrops in the Secret Garden. He doesn’t seem to realize this is strictly professional curiosity. This is, after all, a weblog about cold climate gardening, and my tromping in the snow, yardstick in hand, is solely in the interest of journalistic accuracy. So this has nothing to do with my bean-counter propensities. And nothing to do with cabin fever. Just so that’s clear.
Now, on to the report. The snow over the snowdrops in the Secret Garden is down to 4 3/4 inches and the snow over the driveway peony bed (home of Rozella and friends) has receded, revealing many crocus sprouts. The tension mounts: will the first bloom be a crocus or a snowdrop? Stay tuned . . .