Monday, March 28, 2011

It is Spring, Finally, Really

It really is spring, finally! Out of all the bulbs I planted, I've only got 1 that is an alternate to the regular old daffodils, but one is enough. And the regulars are holding up really well to the constant rain and wind of the last few days.

Today was in the 50s, rain. We broke a 107 yr old record for the number of rainy days in March! And so far this year, we haven't made it to 60 yet.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The experiment worked!

In November, I bought several bags of bulbs. The plan was to plant them and increase the garden bulbs planted in ground. By the time I got around to it, it was New Year's Day. After planting what I could in the ground, I had some left over. I pulled out my containers and threw them in. I tried using the layers concept - planted 2-3 layers per container.

The weather turned frigid by the end of the day, and I was concerned the freshly planted bulbs would freeze, so I put a cap of straw on all of the containers.

As winter waned, we continued to have ultra wet weather.
And then it snowed at the end of February.
The bulbs had already peeked out of the hay mulch.

But, by the first day of spring, the containers are blossoming and all is well!

Friday, March 11, 2011

March 10 - Daffodils finally come out!

Finally, the long wait is over! Daffodils finally blossomed yesterday, March 10. A blustery, rainy day that ended up with a windy, clearing and sunny aroun 5pm when I snapped this photo. High around 50, but there was a wind chill that took that way down.

It was so windy March 10, that branches fell off the walnut tree, onto the daffodils. Lost a couple as a result of that.

By the end of the day, an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weather ups and downs

It snowed at the end of February. And then we've had about 2 inches of rain in the last week. Today, the Camillea and Crocus showed up for first time. Still no daffodils blooming in my yard yet.