Wednesday, March 21, 2012
First Day of Spring
It was the first day of spring, and I am happy to say that this year it actually felt like it. Now only did we have gorgeous weather, but over the last week, many more blooms have opened in our yard.
The snow drops pictured above are just basically done.
After that first yellow bloom, the crocuses opened up in clusters of contrasting colors this week.
Winter Aconite is an early bloomer in the shade.
The day after I took the crocus, snow drop, and aconite photos, the daffodils bloomed. In this photo, you can also see that the rosemary managed to survive the winter, and the quince is forming buds. I am hoping that the bigger and more established that the rosemary is, the more it will be able to withstand harsher winters, since this year was a mild one.
I brought some inside yesterday.
I filled a glass with cut purple crocuses as well, but they don't have the staying power daffodils in a vase.
Today, I noticed some large spears on our older asparagus crowns, which means that I should be able to harvest asparagus from my own yard for the first time later this week.