One week past the vernal equinox I'm starting to see signs that it might actually be Spring:
- Yesterday morning I went out to get the newspaper and heard the early morning bird chorus for the first time in months.
- The natural areas and parks have swaths of spring beauty wildflowers, and yesterday I saw a dandelion in bloom.
- The sedum on the retaining wall across the street from our condo building is turning green.
- On the way to the gym today I noticed that the bush honeysuckle (an invasive plant which is the first to green up in the spring) was covered with tiny leaves.
Five years ago: This Strange English Language
I've been on a few honeysuckle search and destroy missions through Sunset Hills Parks Department. And I'm always on the look out for new sprouts in my yard.ReplyDelete
I've always wanted to do a honeysuckle 'search and destroy'. The best I can do is look for sprouts in the common ground.Delete
Yay! I didn't know honeysuckle is invasive, so is ivy.ReplyDelete
I know that if ivy climbs up a tree it can eventually kill it.Delete
I didn't know a honeysuckle plant was invasive. They grew in a nice little row in my Oklahoma backyard as a child. SO important for learning how to pick their flowers and pull off the back end to bring the little string out with the drop of honey on it. Awwww. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
Linda, the invasive bush honeysuckle was introduced from Asia. It crowds out the native species, and because it greens up earlier steals sunlight from them.Delete
We are slowly seeing signs here too. My daughters hostas are about a inch above the ground. I keep looking at my azalea bush to see if it has any baby leaves yet.ReplyDelete
Yea for signs!Delete
We are seeing a few signs here, but we also had 2 inches of snow this week.ReplyDelete
I heard a prediction of almost 80 degrees next week. There will be blooms.ReplyDelete
Based on your comment I looked at the weather app on my phone and started doing a happy dance!Delete