Friday, March 14, 2008

GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY - March 2008

I headed out into the yard today, to see if any bulbs were starting to come up. As you can see, there is still a fair amount of snow in my yard (this being Utah, and all).
As I had hoped, there were a few bulbs coming up, here and there, and a fair amount of evidence that there were bunnies hopping around in the yard. I am surprised these tender starts had not been nibbled on.
It was wonderful to get back out in the yard, even if it meant hiking over crunchy snow piles. And then- surprise! I saw real flowers- two little crocus are my earliest bloomers of the year!
I am so pleased to see them! A nice welcome to spring, I'd say!
Head over to May Dreams Gardens and see who else is participating in Bloom day.



13 comments:

Carol said...

Muums... I thought when I saw your first picture with all that snow that you wouldn't have any blooms, but YOU DO. Look at those pretty little crocuses. What would we do in the early spring without them?

Thanks for joining us for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

gintoino said...

Wow, you must feel really glad to se all that snow melting away and finding those little crocuses blooming. Happy GBBD!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your crocus are brave souls popping up around snow piles. Isn't it wonderful to find signs of spring, and so pretty too.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Wow, that was a close one! Isn't it fun to head out into the garden to find the snow has melted revealing little bulbs in bloom?

Bonnie said...

gorgeous snow- even though I know you must be ready for spring. Thanks for the tour.

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

How exciting to find crocuses blooming after looking out at all that snow. I'd feel discouraged. (Yesterday when it hit 95 degrees in Austin, I was wishing some of you northern gardeners would send us some snow, though.)

This month and next month are the best in my Austin garden. And then it gets too hot for anything (including me) to bloom happily.

Ki said...

Isn't it nice to see signs of life in your garden after a long winter? You certainly got a lot of snow. We had barely 3" all winter. I'm not complaining.

Annie in Austin said...

Maybe the crocus heard about Bloom day and didn't want you to feel left out ;-]

Muum, are the little shoots peonies? Hope the dang rabbits leave them alone!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Muum said...

thanks for everyone's comments! It has been a long winter, with record amounts of snow here. (Global warming? snort!)
Annie, the shoots are tulips. I finally regrouped them into one place (maybe a little too close together,from the looks of those shoots). The bunnies do like them, so I am surprised they haven't been nibbled on, yet! We won't see peonies for another month, I'd guess.

shirl said...

Hi there, Muum's just browsing through the GBBD posts for March and yours is the first with snow :-)

I bet it made your heart lift when you saw your crocus and the other buds of Spring :-D

Sarah Laurence Blog said...

Now that looks like spring in Maine where I'm from. Enjoyed the pun in your blog name.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hooray, your first outdoor blooms of the year for GBBD. Not bad considering the amount of snow still in your garden! :-)

Kathy said...

Well, you've got two more crocus blooming than I do! And more of my snowdrops have dropped, but none have opened yet. I keep checking!