spring came so suddenly.....all march it rained...at least 15 inches in 3 weeks. heavy snow fell, and the ground was so saturated huge oaks toppled over, roots and all, lying on the ground with their budding branches lying sadly down. the days were so dark and overcast i couldn't tell they were getting longer.
but the plants knew. daffodils bloomed madly all over, banks and patches in the meadows of startling yellow, bending gracefully from long green stems. flowering quince stands out crimson next to violet blue vinca... all the meadows are the intense green of new grass, complemented by the soft blue of the sky in spring. lilacs began to leaf out, and the poppy seeds i hopefully planted weeks ago are beginning to sprout, tiny green leaves emerging from the dark earth. in the greenhouse, broccoli are forming heads! we've been harvesting greens all winter, and it's time to replant. we tilled 3000 square feet of garden this weekend, and planted 2 magnolia trees. i'm ready to plant potatoes and onions and garlic... spring!