Spring Again

March 20, 2014.  In the tiny speck of Northern Hemisphere that I call home the vernal equinox occurs today at 12:57 P.M. EDT.

Hyacinthus orientalis (common hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (common hyacinth)

Blue sky, sunshine and warm temperatures arrived on schedule to welcome the change of the season, although winter threatens to return next with a chance of snow.

After this week’s ice storm most of the daffodils remain bent over, some have broken stems, but at least one is reaching toward the sun this morning.

This Narcissus 'King Alfred' weathered the recent ice storm

This Narcissus ‘King Alfred’ weathered the recent ice storm

A couple of weeks ago a friend brought me some moss from her yard to add to the existing small bits of moss that have sprung up along one edge of the meditation circle. The new transplants appear to be doing fine, enjoying all the recent moisture.

Moss Edging Along Meditation Path

Moss Edging Along Meditation Path

One of my favorite evergreen plants, Iberis sempervirens, is finally starting to bloom. This has almost completely died out in the mediation circle but there are a few patches elsewhere that have thrived for many years.

Iberis Sempervirens (Candytuft)

Iberis Sempervirens (Candytuft)

Happy Spring!

18 thoughts on “Spring Again

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you had good weather for the first day of spring also. I’ll have to check the hyacinth again for fragrance because I didn’t notice one. I only have a couple of hyacinths left over from years ago–keep meaning to add more.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. Unfortunately this is the only one of those white Hyacinths but it certainly did well. Next fall I need to remember to plant more.

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  1. bittster

    There is more bounce in your spring than in ours, but even up North things are looking up. Nice to see such lovely hyacinths and daffodils and I’m looking forward to seeing how the moss does. I’ve always liked a nice moss patch!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you’re seeing things open up a bit up North. It must feel quite a relief. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the moss will make it.

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