Monday, February 27, 2012

Signs of Spring

Living in the Northwest I get excited for Spring. I find myself looking for any small sign that Spring in really on its way. Today, I found these cute little blooms outside. Snowdrops!
Last year after they bloomed, I realized I needed to move some of the bulbs since they were growing under and around a hose that drains our basement.
I thought about replanting them in our garden, but decided to surprise my sisters, mom and the kids teachers with small bulbs.
I'm curious to know if they are blooming in your gardens? Do you have any other signs of Spring in your garden?
Next I plan to go out and see if my strawberries survived my transplanting and the cold winter. Cross your fingers! The straw I asked Rick to get for me arrived 2 days after we had freezing temperatures.
Snowdrops are a fun bulb, since they are about the first thing to bloom, and will often bloom with snow still on the ground, just as in their name. Here's some sites with more information on them:

5 comments:

Mary said...

Heather, I meant to tell you last week that ours started to blooom! I was afraid last year that I left the bulb out too long before planting it, but then the flowers showed up and we were all excited to see them! What a fun idea - thanks for bringing some early spring to us!

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

very pretty! no signs of spring here we are rolling into fall come the next couple months.

wendy said...

I had to look out in the garden to see if they have come up, but it was a no, not yet. I hope they do. They are so cute, I wish I had planted more!

Happy Spring!

Mom said...

I had to run outside last night with a flashlight to see if mine had come up. The little crocuses are pushing their way through but no snowdrops. I think I didn't go a very good job planting the bulbs last year - will you have any this year?

Mom said...

Did I tell you how much I love your pictures?