When Will It Be Spring? GBBD, March 2014
But there are some promises of spring. The days are getting noticeably longer; and even when the temperature is below freezing, the sun is strong enough to melt snow from the roof. At the front of the house, the forsythia is covered with fat buds. But spring blooms are probably still at least a month away.
I have higher hopes of seeing spring soon in my Gettysburg garden. When I left there a week ago, the mountain of shoveled snow in front of my townhouse had melted down to a hill, and the buds on the Viburnum were getting plump. Temperatures in Gettysburg have been in the 50s and 60s while I’ve been away, so I hope to see bare ground when I return in a few days. Maybe there will even be signs of new growth from the crocus bulbs.
Meanwhile, I’m continuing to make do with indoor blooms. Although the forsythia branches that were blooming on my dining room table a month ago have faded and dropped their blossoms, my reluctant Hippeastrum bulbs have finally begun to flower. This is ‘Charisma.’ I love its tissue-paper thin translucent petals.
And, of course, my faithful potted cyclamen continue to bloom enthusiastically.
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Visit her blog to see what’s in bloom this month at gardens from many locations (including some where spring has already arrived).