As I visit the various blog postings one thing
has become apparent, Spring is trying to awaken
and bringing forth the first green sprouts or the
first flowers of the season.
In different parts the little green tips are just
appearing and in other gardens the spring
blooms are bursting out in riots of color and
It is so welcome here this winter where it seemed
like the longest winter on record, but really maybe
we have become a little spoiled where the weather
This winter seemed more like the winters that
we had when I was a child ,with streams frozen over
and a covering of snow all winter long.
Yeah, yeah, that was many years ago. LOL!
But not the ice age.
So even the least unfurling or tip of green that
has begun to appear has brought a sigh of relief.
The sun has returned and with it anticipation
starts those old gardeners juices to flowing in
the veins again, like the sap from the Sugar Maples.
Please no jokes on how we are a sappy lot.
Well maybe some of us.
So at last it seems that Spring is awaking slowly
like the unfurling of this fern.
Peeking out slowly but not all at once
because we will still have those frosts and even
some snow showers yet before Spring finally
decides to stay around.
Hopefully the fruit trees will not bloom too soon
and be ruined by the frosts yet to come.
But even that will not stop the primroses from blooming.
Or the moss from growing.
This hibiscus would not do too well yet though if it were
blooming outdoors and not in the Franklin Park Conservatory.
Neither would this coleus.
March winds may be good for kites but not for these beauties
that are in the Palm garden.
But now is the time when Spring is awaking.
Whatever took you so long !
There is a purpose to this Awaking Posting
and that is the March contest at ”Gardening Gone Wild”.
The theme is ‘Awakening’ and my entry is the picture
of the fern unfolding. There are so many wonderful
pictures entered into the contest. The contest ends March
21st, so get those pictures entered.
Happy Gardening Everyone!