Signs of Spring popping up!

by Vickie Kulp March 07, 2019 2 min read 2 Comments

I am so ready for spring! The first day of spring this year is March twentieth. As I write this, that is two weeks away. Here in Virginia though, Mother Nature is holding onto winter as long as she can. She's teased us a few times during the winter with temperatures in the fifties, sixties and even seventies. In between were days of frigid temperatures, cold winds, snow and sleet. 

Yesterday was a bright sunny day so I decided to walk around my yard to see if anything was popping up out of the ground. 

Two of the feral cats, Callie and Louie, joined me.

The daffodils are up and have buds. The iris leaves are sprouting. The pretty pink resurrection lily leaves are up. The leaves will die back during June and the flowers will appear in late July. This plant is also called surprise lily.

My grandmother had a huge wisteria bush in her yard. We transplanted a small piece of it to our yard decades ago. It really takes over where it is planted. The stems twine around anything in reach. My brother has to trim it a few times during the year to keep it under control. 

The lavender crocus have popped up and are blooming. These have also bloomed with snow on the ground. As you can see from the photo they are a determined plant! Neither snow or rocks can keep them from emerging!

The dainty coral bells are coming up. Hummingbirds like these. They look like little bells hanging.

 I also can't wait to display my spring garden and house flags. Flagsrus.org has a big selection of spring flags and other decor. See it all HERE

 I look forward to seeing these flowers and more when they bloom in spring. Yesterday was cold! I didn't stay out long. High temperature was thirty six degrees. Tomorrow will be forty one degrees. On Sunday, the expected temperature will be seventy one degrees. Stop teasing me Mother Nature! ha ha 


2 Responses

Rosie Seguin
Rosie Seguin

March 14, 2019

Awesome blog! I’m ready for spring now!!

Mary Cummings
Mary Cummings

March 14, 2019

Love this video of your beautiful yard, Vickie!

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