I haven't been around much on the blogosphere the last couple of weeks. I blame traveling, computer troubles, a busy schedule...
and being outside in my garden.
|Eranthis hyemalis aka Winter Aconite|
It's been a very early spring here in New England after a record setting warm winter all across the continental United States.
On Wednesday temperatures in Boston soared to a record high of 77°F (25°C).
I started preparing the beds in my vegetable garden.
I even planted my snow peas.
|Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'|
This is only my third spring gardening up here in New England, but, compared to the last couple of years, my bulbs are blooming a full month earlier.
In the past I've seen my earliest blooms around the beginning of April.
This year my earliest Snow Crocus bloomed on February 17.
|Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus' starting to bloom in February|
The daffodils are even starting to bloom.
I'm not sure what this will mean for the summer, and how this unusual warm weather will effect later blooms, bugs, and other things going on in the garden and the environment as a whole (and the pessimist in me can't help but expect a blizzard in April as a payment for this early warmth), but for now I am enjoying being outside in the wonderful weather.
|Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus' in full bloom|
Happy early (and record-setting) Spring to you all,
and as always,