Five and a half weeks after I took the hyacinth bulbs out of the refrigerator and placed them in hyacinth vases, I have bloom. Pink, obviously. Fragrant, too.
Outside, we have snow and cold. Winter took awhile to get here, but now it is here in a big way with snow on the ground and temperatures mostly in the single digits. That's cold!
Awhile back, I posted (boasted?) that I am planting my peas earlier this year, on March 6th to be precise. Now with this all this snow and cold, who knows?
But we know that as soon as early March we could actually have a day or two with temperatures "near 70". I've seen it before! I recall in 2000 I took off a few days in early March and it was unexpectedly warm.... warm and dry enough for me to work outside on some garden clean up. That first day working in the garden in the spring is always a special day, regardless of when it occurs, so I always remember it.
I'll just hope for a day like that in early March. In the meantime, I need to order my flower seeds (I'm feeling behind in doing that!) and replenish my seed starting supplies so I can start my tomatoes and peppers. Spring will be here before we know it. Happens every year.