Spring is here, that's for sure.
But it's that one-step-forward-two-steps-back kind of Spring.
Teasing, fickle Spring.
A warm and 75ºF day . . . followed by a few (too many) chilly, dreary, rainy days.
I'm just not very patient.
But my garden is letting me know that it won't be long now. Leaves are beginning to emerge. My daffodils are blooming. I have "lawn violets" and dandelions feeding the bees in my yard.
What else is going on in my garden?
Well, I'm eagerly watching my little redbud. Maybe blooms next week?
And my grape hyacinths (at least the ones in the West-facing beds) are beginning to pop.
And the first blooms are emerging on my star magnolia tree -- with the promise of many more to come.
Right now, though? It's the hellebores that are the real stars of the show in my garden!
Hard working. Super showy. Loaded with buds.
Best of all? The deer won't touch 'em!
And, just to keep me smiling, the hops are suddenly up . . . and spreading fast. Ready to take over the world!
Here we go! Just like that . . . it's gardening season again.