It was nice and mild outside this morning as I was putting some fresh seed out for the birds. While I was outside, I noticed that there are starting to be a few welcome signs that spring is finally on the way.
I had stuck this metal daffodil, purchased in Hobby Lobby I think, in the ground several weeks ago, and was very pleased to notice that the real daffodil next to it is starting to show some signs of life and leaf out.
The only blooms in the garden at the moment are still the pansies that were planted between Thanksgiving and Christmas. My only regret was not planting more of them. They are such happy flowers, they always make me smile.
While most of the perennials are still no more than sticks in the ground, I was happy to note that the Turk's Cap Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii, is putting out some new growth.
The real stars, though, are the daylilies in the island bed. They starting coming up weeks ago and seem to have shrugged off our freezing weather. Looking at these photos - I need to do some clean up work of last year's leaves and also get to work dividing these up.
Not sure when is the best time to do that, if someone could give me some tips, I would appreciate it.
What signs of spring do you see in your garden today?
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.