Happy Second Day of Spring! On this second Day of Spring (note my use of capitalization as though each day of spring is a holiday) I bring you pictures from the First Day of Spring. A delayed broadcast of sorts. After a weekend spent at the Jonquil Festival in Washington, Arkansas, I’m running behind on unpacking, laundry, writing, grocery shopping, most everything. Everything other than spending time outside which is what I found myself doing yesterday.
One of the first things I do when I return home from a trip is inspect my garden. I can’t wait to see what’s blooming, what’s changed, what’s new.
Do you do this?
I was only out of town four days. But this time of year, four garden days equals lots of beauty and growth.
So what can happen in four garden days?
Oh, so much.
Flowers that weren’t blooming before are full out smiling and glorious.
Last Thursday when I left for my trip, none of my white daffodils were blooming. And by the way, this variety is called Thalia. Solid white and not your typical yellow-haired daffodil. No sireeee.
In four garden days, our first (ever) cherry blossom appeared, proud and pink saying, “Spring is here!” This makes my heart especially happy since last fall the deer nearly uprooted this newly planted baby tree.
And check out this gorgeous peach colored daffodil. She looks more like a tissue paper flower than the real deal. These beauties bloomed in four garden days possibly proving the whole theory of a watched pot won’t boil. This variety is called My Story Double Daffodil. How perfect is that?
And our tulips are opening. I planted tulips bulbs last winter, and this orange variety is one of my favorites. The sun seems to rise from inside this one.
Ten days ago, we had snow in Northwest Arkansas. In four garden days, winter turned to spring. And spring is brimming over.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
– A. A. Milne
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
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