Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Glory of the Snow

After a deep, drenching, all-day rain I woke to a temporary drift of snow. Now it's raining again. I'll bet you think I'm mad about that, but I'm not...

Glory of the Snow (early spring blooming, naturalizing bulb)

When it's raining on your garden, it's often snowing on mine.

I don't mind and neither do my flower bulbs. To me, snow is just a happier form of much-needed moisture.

People run when it's raining. They slow down when it snows. They linger, perhaps even to the point of admiring the artistic beauty of a snowflake, or two.

Oh, I know my attitude doesn't sync with most gardeners. They want spring to come early, with no interruptions.


But this high up in the mountains, that's just never gonna happen. So, perhaps it's a blessing in disguise. My hard work will begin soon enough.

This is the month my bulbs do all the hard work. I get to while away the hours baking bread, simmering a special Irish Stew and savoring a cozy indoor day.

More Crocus!

* If you live in the mountains, you've probably already figured out that bulbs are a girl's best friend. Bulbs add bright, beautiful color to the garden right about the time you're convinced that spring will never ever arrive.

In my crazy, micro climate garden, Crocus and Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa) get the party started. Next up: naturalizing Blue Siberian Squill and, with any luck, some perky yellow Daffodils.


Granny J said...

Beautiful picture of the stripedy lavender crocus in the snow! Wish we'd got some moisture out of that storm, BTW.

Janet said...

Those crocuses are gorgeous against the white of the snow.