Compared with the early, early spring of 2012, the days leading up to spring of 2013 are unfolding in a more normal fashion in my Connecticut gardens. Last March for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day I had small masses of newly planted crocus (Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’)
and my earliest narcissi, Tete-a-Tete’s, in bloom.
For this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, kindly hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, I have just a couple of small crocus blossoms to show and the Tete-a Tete’s are still buried under a mound of snow left from the February blizzard and the 17-inch snowfall we had last week.
But other crocus are poking through winter-weary leaf cover, promising more color to come.
It looks like the first day of spring will be a cold one in Connecticut. These bulbs poking out of the ground in south-facing gardens are a reminder that warm spring sunshine is not too far off.
Now, if you head over to May Dreams Gardens you will find out what is blooming in gardens elsewhere. Have fun!