Little Spring Moments

Naturalized plums, some planted by birds or left at the edges of farmer’s fields, are just beginning to bloom, with native grasses beyond.

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Hellebores have had two snowfalls and several nights of frost since blooming. Today they get a visit from bumblebees, a first sighting this spring.

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The greenhouse is filling with flower and vegetable seedlings and houseplants that transition to outdoors. It’s a warm, humid spot to marvel at plant growth in early spring.

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Grape hyacinth withstands deer grazing to bloom another day.

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Snow peas, planted in containers are beginning to germinate, but only a few emerge! Alas, I planted them a month ago and tricked myself again to think the warm days then would last. Spring is a transition and is not an even-rise plotline on a graph! Plants are so adaptable to conditions around them, waiting for warm soil.

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These little moments in the transition days of spring are ones I may remember most.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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