|Crocus chrysanthum 'Romance'|
it's finally Spring!
After this long winter, hungry critters are coming out of the woodwork. I'm almost relieved to see that there are still deer alive after the incredible amount of snow we got. They romped through my front garden, biting the tips off of the Crocuses and Tulips. They even nibbled some Hyacinths, which are supposed to be poisonous, so they must have been pretty desperate.
|The deer bit off the tips of the Crocus, pulling out some of the bulbs in the process.|
Thankfully, it wasn't too long before the Pussy Willows started flowering their distinctive silky catkins, quickly followed by the little blooms of the Maple trees, and the bees dispersed to find more plentiful food.
One early warm day, I even saw a butterfly flying by. It was a strange sight to see, as I felt that we had just been shoveling snow a few days before.
|The strange shoots of Mayapples coming up|
|new raised beds being built|
I am also keeping busy with starting probably hundreds of seeds, as well as working on plans for expanding the front garden... by a goodly amount. Mr. Red House thinks I am a little crazy for wanting so much space for gardening, which I very well might be. I might have caught a bad case of gardening Spring Fever.
But after this past winter, can you blame me?