From suburban lawn to backyard homestead…with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
This is a spring bulb. In New York. In January.
Copyright 2015, Lori Fontanes
back-to-nature, environment, flowers, gardening, home, living in suburbia, nature, organic gardening, outdoors, photography, seasons, spring, weather, winter
January 5, 2015
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See someone else is already tired of winter – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
Winter, what winter? 😉 Wait, it’s coming Wednesday. Calling for TWO DEGREES overnight. Into the garage with the ducks, for sure!!!
Oh my piggy heavens! Thud – oinker down. It’s suppose to be cold here too. I hate the cold. Have I mentioned that before? I kind of hibernate during the winter. Will you wake me when it’s spring please. 🙂 KTHXBAI XOXO – Bacon
You have got to be kidding-LOL….just wait…it is heading your way….below freezing + SNOW:-) brrrr it is COLD out there + we have been spoiled this winter…but NOT now:-)
A couple of days after Christmas, my mom & I spotted these peeking out from the leaf cover (I protect our ornamental beds with leaf mulch). Considering how tall they had already gotten, this must have started weeks ago! But, you’re right, the cold is coming!!!
Spring arriving before the groundhog? 🙂
I know, right?! PS, I think we’re on the same page. It was so warm yesterday, I looked around just to make sure Mrs. Groundhog hadn’t woken up already! 🙂
Where in heaven’s name did you find this little guy? He must be freezing today. Weather man says the wind Chill’s about 19 right now.
There’s a bunch of these coming up in my front yard. They will regret it on Wednesday night, for sure!
Poor thing will soon be shivering in the icy weather. I always feel sorry for them when they do that, but they always seem to survive, somehow.
That’s what my mom said!!! 🙂 I can’t help but wonder though whether it will stunt their growth (or size of their bloom). I’m figuring they only have so much energy stored in that bulb and some of it may be wasted if these leaves don’t make it. Oh, I guess I can go look it up on the Interwebz. (I do prefer primary research, however, truth be told. 😉
It isn’t unusual for spring bulbs to sprout during a warm spell in winter, they’ll be fine, and ready to photograph when spring does arrive.
Phew! ; PS, I’ve seen this with forsythia a lot but never with so many bulbs (I looked yesterday again & that whole bed is waking up!) I guess in a sense they’ve been “forced” by the unusual warmth, just like when we bring bulbs indoors, like paperwhites or amaryllis. Today will be the first day of the expected sustained cold so I’ll check on them next week & see what they look like. Now I’m really curious! 🙂
Doesn’t he know climate change is bunk?
Apparently not! 🙂
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