What a difference. . .

What a difference just a few days makes. . . this beautiful spring weather has the plants coming up all over the place.

I was out last week and snapped a photo or two of what I could see coming up, and only found a couple of things to post in my blog the next day.

But by yesterday there were lots of green things coming up—this crazy, wonderful weather is really giving me spring fever!

These are the same tulips that were barely poking out last week:

Tulips

And now there are irises coming up as well.

Iris

Perhaps the most exciting thing is that I’ve got mums coming back that I really wasn’t expecting to come back.

Mum

If you are a regular reader, you know that I just love mums in the fall—since they can be sort of marginally hardy I tend to treat them more as annuals. . . I put in 10 or so every spring and probably two or three of those will come back the next year.

But, apparently, this winter was so mild that most of the mums made it through—I’ve got so many mums coming up at this point that I may not even have to buy any this year!

I could definitely get used to this weather pattern.  :)

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5 Responses to What a difference. . .

  1. Travis Kitch says:

    Hi Sandi,

    Is it too early to plant raspberries and asparagus?

    Thanks,
    Travis

    • Avatar of Sandi Sandi says:

      You know, I personally am not planning on planting anything for a bit–I really don’t believe the cold weather is completely over. (Although, if it is, I’m completely ok with that.) :) That said, I don’t have personal experience with either of those items. . . but I’m planting asparagus this year and I’ll probably wait at least another month.

      • Travis Kitch says:

        Thanks Sandi. I’m torn here. They are both perennials and do survive our Moorhead winters but I’m struggling with the idea that planting asparagus and raspberries even with the continued risk of cold weather is a problem. Perhaps I should err on the side of caution.

        Thanks,
        Travis

        • Avatar of Sandi Sandi says:

          I think you’re right–even though they’re perennials, maybe if they’re brand new a hard frost or three might be hard on them? Like I said, those are two things I’ve never had, but I feel like it never hurts to be a little cautious. :) Good luck–let me know how it goes!

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