The garden awakens!

I don’t want to jinx it, but this winter has been relatively mild.  I’ve yet to haul out my heavy winter coat for those frigid snowy days.  Why?  Well, there’s hardly been any snow to write home about and the temperatures haven’t dipped as low as they have in years past.  This is February for crying out loud, and we’ve flirted with temperatures in the high 60’s- 70 degrees F (20-21 degrees C) for several days.  I could easily live with winters like these.  As a matter of fact I haven’t been  whining to my husband as much as I have in the past about escaping to a tropical island.


and we thought spring had arrived…..

I had posted some pictures on my Facebook page sometime in February showing some early bird arrivals in the garden.  It was a pretty mild February with crocuses, lenten roses and snowdrops proudly displaying their beauty.  We had temperatures soaring in March, clearly indicating that spring was here to stay.  Magnolias, weeping cherry, forsythia and a host of other trees were starting to wake up from their deep slumber.