Spring Has Sprung!!!
We finally had a warm sunny day and I had time to take my first tour of the yard without snowcover. I wouldn't have gone out even today, but I saw a flash of yellow by the driveway and had to check it out. Winter Aconite!! I transplanted a few small chunks from my mom's last spring, and I was anxious to see if they survived the horrible dry summer. They did! I also found several patches of crocus greens and a few actual blooms, a few tiny iris-like blooms, parsley getting green, chives, snapdragons that look like they'll make a come back, Forget-Me-Not sprouts, and hundreds of larkspur sprouts. I've always heard that direct sown larkspur do much better than transplanted seedlings, but I never had a spot that didn't get heavily mulched with fall leaves. This year I tossed seeds in several likely spots, and they are all looking great!
Thanks for reading my rambling. I'm leaving on a road trip in the morning with my kids for spring break. What a perfect start to vacation!