Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
Hi Beth, now you are warming and they are starting to show up! You also changed your template ha.
Yes, now things are getting so busy with the warmer weather. We have so much catching up to do in these colder climates when spring hits. And yes, time to move from a winter to a spring/summer theme. :)
A promising bud! Lovely
It is so pretty, isn't it? :)
Yes, I'm so glad at least a few of them showed up. I want more!
A lovely southern Wisconsin April find . . .Slowly but Surely . . . springtime shows its magic . . . We are finding some snow to boot across the pond . . .You too?
Yes, it appears spring is here for good now--no freezes in the 10-day forecast, anyway. Yay! I'm late responding because of all the chores and projects on the plate. I forgot how frenetic this time of year can be!
So happy for you! They must have been biding their time until just the right moment.
Yes, it appears that was the case. Every year is different, isn't it? I only saw a few of them this year, and they only lasted a few days. But at least they made an appearance. :)
I am glad that you have waited for those beautiful sunflowers. Regards.
Yes, no choice but to wait. But it's a sweet reward! The little Winter Aconites are so tiny and cute.
Too early here, but as soon as I see a Halberd Leaf violet, I'll know spring has arrived.
Spring is here! Finding your violet will be exciting, if it hasn't happened already? We don't have that type of Viola here, although we do have some yellow ones. Enjoy!
Isn't it exciting! Such a cheerful color too.
Yes, yes! Very exciting! Each new emerging plant and blooming flower is so fabulous! Such a busy, exciting time of year!
Yippee! Mine are up too....
Oh good! Isn't it a joy to find them?!
Adorable. And beautiful photo quality!
Thank you, Aaron. They're so inspiring. I almost enjoy the buds as much as the flowers!
Glad spring is unfurling for you.
Yes, and since this post...so much more. It's at this time of year when I sometimes fall behind on my blogging duties. ;-)
Goodness, they kept you waiting.
Yes, indeed. But it's worth the wait!
Happy spring, Carla!
Hooray! Now I need to plant some in my garden.
Yes, you would enjoy them! I need more! I think I'll try some in pots...and maybe closer to rocks and the house foundation. They seem to like more alkaline soil.
Right up there with the robins a harbingers of spring!
Yes. That's interesting you say it. They did seem to appear in larger numbers at about the same time.
worth waiting for ...
Yes, I think so, too. I thought the Aconites would bloom first, but they bloomed after the Tommies.
They're special. I need to plant more!
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