First Snowdrops: Status update

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First snowdrops bloomed today *and* it got up to 61F. Yes, mud season is here!

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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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Nancy Bond March 11, 2010, 10:59 pm

I never thought I’d EVER look forward to mud, but this year may just be the exception. 🙂 Can’t wait to see some of those spring blooms here.
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Providence Acres Farm - Sheryl March 11, 2010, 10:44 am

Muddy here too!
You have snowdrops blooming! I am so jealous! Nothing here yet.
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Kathy Purdy March 11, 2010, 10:58 am

Very carefully chosen and sited snowdrops–that is the key.

gail March 10, 2010, 9:01 pm

Oh my! It’s a good thing you have nice boots! gail
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