Color for Easter!
March 23, 2008
High 44 F
Low 23 F
Easter was quite early this year and also quite cool here in New England. It was a bright,sunny day which is welcome after rain and high winds last week. In past years I have had snowdrops and early crocus blooming in late February and early March but this season's very cool temperatures have kept the flower buds on the snowdrops from fully opening and the crocus in good condition for the past few days of cold, sunny weather. The crocus closeup looks so much more impressive than the smattering of color in front of the house. They are still a joyous sight!
Last October I planted a river of bulbs in the new border (GFSD). A river of bulbs on this property requires a strong back, a pickax and, of course, the help of the job supervisor Tucker. I have high hopes for great blooms but one never really knows what will develop the next season. I have learned from my years of gardening to keep hope alive but to enjoy the act of planning and planting in the moment. I have been keeping an eye on the 'river' area and am gratified to see some shoots emerging. There are already some 'nibble' marks on the tulips but I did spray and will add some dried blood which seems to help repel the deer. What is more gratifying than seeing the fruits of ones labor in the form of these shoots? Maybe only the blooms. The gardener waits and watches with cautious anticipation.