Put a warm coat and some nice wool socks on and take the kids “snout hunting”. It’s a fun and encouraging late winter to early spring activity in your yard or out in the woods. Any bulb from an Oriental Lily to a tulip breaks the soil with a dusky green sort of ‘snout’. A quick jaunt in my yard this morning thrilled me to see all the daffodils and tulips and hyacinths popping through as well as discovering a new double hellebore in full bloom in shades of rose and cream. It’s fun to see the primroses budded, the hydrangeas start to ’push’ buds, a smart little ’Christmas Cheer’ rhody heavily budded and showing color. The tree peonies are waking up as well.
Here are some small projects that will make an immediate impact and have fantastic results later in the season: Read the rest of this entry »