Wednesday, February 11, 2009

spring thaw...



Since we are experiencing some milder weather at the moment and a lot of the snow that was close to the house has melted, I decided to rake the leaves that were in the flower beds by the backdoor of the house. Usually these bulbs start growing earlier than any other because they are next to the south facing brick and get warmed up pretty quickly.

The first rake through, I noticed that ALREADY a tulip is poking his head out. When I cleared more leaves, it was amazing just how much growth was under there – everything is growing and quite a bit! I really hope that they survive now that I’ve gotten rid of their insulation. I guess it’s time that my spring flower “growing/dying anxiety” rears its ugly head. It’s just that last year it was nearly impossible to remove the leaves once the flowers started growing into them – the leaves veins would choke the greenery.

Yep, I just checked my gardening journal and I noticed them growing 2 weeks sooner than last year. Some are already over an inch high.

6 comments:

Deni said...

My tulips are already starting to come up--and this is earlier than usual too. and who knew you were such a prolific blogger--you put me to shame.

baby sister said...

I only do this because I have nothing else to do - once I get something to do, my blog postings will be few and far between.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the tulips are coming up earlier because the constant blankets of snow have kept the ground temperature warmer than usual? Mid-sis

Anonymous said...

Also,,,nice pic of tulips coming up through the snow ;-)
mid-sis

dynochick (Jan) said...

I can't believe your tulips were coming up in Feb. Mine are about that tall right now on 3-20.

baby sister said...

These are on the south facing side of the house and the house is brick, so they really get a lot of heat. However, it is nearly 2 weeks earlier than last year.

I wonder if this is something that should alarm me; more signs of global warming...?