After the Great Whumping that was this winter, especially February with 40+ inches of snow, March has not only been calm but warm. It appears that for at least a week it will remain that way, too. It's been in the 50s for the past 4 days and it appears that it will remain around there for the rest of the week!
The daffodils are coming up.
The iris reticulatas are coming up.
The rose is showing new growth.
It is really early. Keeping in mind that in the past 15 years we’ve had not one but 2 major blizzards the middle of March, I’m hoping that this trend is not a fluke. As much as I like winter, this spring is a wonderful breath of fresh air.
Tomato seedlings are up, the artichokes are up, the peppers are just starting to peep out. I have cabbages and lettuce to start, and some flowers, too.