Springing ahead

It’s happening already.  I’m delighted to see it, of course, but there’s this uncomfortable niggling thought that it’s just too early.  I’ve reviewed my archives for the past six years, and the earliest our daffodil shoots have appeared was in 2012 (March 8), with 2015 Daffodils 20684(March 10) right behind.  Normally the crocuses appear first, and occasionally at about the same time, but there are none to be seen as yet, though I carefully lifted the tangle of leaves and vines in several places.  The temperature today reached the mid-sixties (F) and should again for the next couple of days, so I’m sure they’ll be pushing up real soon as well.

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4 Responses to Springing ahead

  1. shoreacres says:

    You know, now that you mention it, I do remember that a standard Iowa event in the 1960s was the boys’ basketball tournament blizzard: in March. The tulips usually didn’t begin pushing up until late March. Depending on the calendar, they sometimes bloomed by Easter. One year, we had snow up to their little blossoms.

    Things seem right on track, here. February 14th is the traditional date for rose pruning, and I’d best get my own pruning done this weekend. The first flowers are already in bloom.

    • krikitarts says:

      I can easily remember several recent years when there was snow on several kinds of blossoms. They don’t seem to mind. I’m sure we’ll have more here before spring settles in for good. And that’s as it should be.

  2. seekraz says:

    That does seem a bit soon, doesn’t it?

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