March 2014 – a problem child to its last day

We’ve come to expect the month of March to go out like a lamb, but March 2014 continues to be a  problem child right to its last day.

It dropped a surprize sleet/snow mix – perhaps as an early April Fools joke – over much of Connecticut today.

Such weather, after the calendar start of spring, brings moans and groans. I almost joined in with my own complaint, then I took a walk to see how the crocus held up to the unwelcome precipitation.


The crocus didn’t seem to mind the snow.


Whether with friends or alone, each stood in defiance of the frozen stuff that fell from the sky.


It’s tough to moan and grown when such simple beauty in right under your nose … another lesson learned from the garden.

So long, March. You tried to hold spring back, but she’s budding out in spite of your chill.

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5 comments for “March 2014 – a problem child to its last day

  1. March 31, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Last night we got 8 inches of snow! Of course it is already melting, and it’s supposed to be in the 50s tomorrow, but my snowdrops haven’t opened yet (up, but not open) and no crocus buds are showing. So, it could be worse!

    • March 31, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Kathy, It’s definitely a late showing for all the spring bulbs. The cold really has a grip on the northeast, but the grip is loosening. I’m glad to hear your snow is melting. You are so right … it can always be worse!

  2. April 1, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Oh, no! This has to be the end; nature can’t keep doing this to you Nutmeggers. If I were still there, I’d be wishing hard for some relief, right along with you. In any case, Happy April, Joene.

    • April 1, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Lee, the snow/sleet did not last long here. The temperature warmed up and a few hours later most of the white stuff was gone. Other parts of CT did not fare as well.
      I’m sure you are enjoying much warmer weather in your more southern digs. Happy gardening.

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