Spring is “bulb”ling up at our house!

Wow, what a spring we’ve had so far! At the beginning of March, I got the chance to go to the Home and Garden Show. I’d never been before so needless to say, I was completely awe-struck. Besides getting some great ideas for decorating my yard and garden, the smell of the of the hyacinth was heavenly and made me wish for spring to come soon. Well, as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for ‘cuz you just might get it. Two weeks later we had the heat wave and everything started popping through, including the bulbs my daughter and I planted last fall.  I keep reminding her that those are the flowers she planted and what a good job she did. I don’t think she quite understands the connection between the little round “balls” she buried in the dirt and the flowers that are blooming, but she knows it’s a good thing.

"Mommy, those are *my* tulips!"

The Sub-Zero pansies are doing really well, too, I’m pleased to say. Admittedly, it was a pretty mild winter but it did get cold from time to time, especially the last few night. Well these pansies are definitely not – dare I say it? – pansies. Mind you, I have done nothing to them since last fall – not even water them. They held their color and their leaves through the winter and are now full and colorful scattered among my tulips in the front of the house. I hear they’ll get kind of wimpy looking over the summer but will bounce back in the fall. I can’t wait because these were definitely worth the investment.

Sub-zero pansies in November....
....in March....

….and today! I’m “digging” these!



I am so looking forward to “soil my plants” this weekend! Until next time….

Mary Gold

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