A hint of spring.
It has been very cold, actually freezing here in Silicon Valley, but today the weather warmed up a bit and the sun was shining so I felt the familiar get ready for spring bug,
The roses have been trimmed, the Hydrengias have been trimmed and they are budding all over the place. The "early" azelias are showing color. The orange tree is still holding the oranges, despite the frost, but I have not tested the "pucker factor" yet, the lemon tree shows some frost damage on the leaves, but it will take a couple of weeks before I can tell the damage.
Our impatients bit the dust, so we went to the nursery to look for violas, but it was clear that they had been hit by the frost, so we passed on those plants.
The nursery had stocked up on bare root roses and there were several people looking for those plants.
Yes, spring is coming,