Spring fever is in full bloom

The first few warm days give everyone spring fever. We’re starting to see the first signs of true spring — a robin here or there, some flowers starting to poke through. The first flowers to come up will be the crocus, then the daffodils and then three waves of tulips. Be patient with your perennials. They’re all just waiting for their time, the time when the ground is the right temperature for them to begin growing. While you’re watching, keep your camera handy. Take pictures of what comes up where, when your crocus, daffodils and tulips begin to bloom. If you capture pictures of what is blooming, you’ll know in the fall where you might need to fill in with more plants or different types or colors. If you’re like me, without the pictures, you might forget which beds need to more bulbs and which are already full. As we get into actual spring, I’ll remind you when it’s time to plant your annuals. And next fall, I’ll let you know when you should be adding bulbs for additional perennials. But for now, have your camera handy, and enjoy the first taste of spring.

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