Here we are in mid February, and I am finally beginning to see the early signs of spring in our region of North Carolina. The colder than normal weather we have experienced has pushed these early events a month later than in past years. I have now seen first daffodils and forsythia around town. One of my neighbors has cherry trees in bloom, and similar ones are in color all over town.
In my garden hellebores are finally blooming; Tete-a-tete daffodils are up and beginning to show a teasing of yellow; and a half dozen or more pots of tulips are poking up green shoots; my chives patch us up 4-6 inches. There is hope now for a colorful return of spring after all the dull, cold, wintry weather.
I’m excited. I’m even going to venture out for a garden center visit…just to see what they have to entice me.