With the heavy rain last night, we have now got mud instead of frozen dirt. The Witch Hazel is blooming fully today, not just peeking the flower colors out of buds. I do think the Daffs grew an INCH since yesterday! The Snowdrops are budded white and two yellow Crocus are OPEN!! None of this was here yesterday. Temps are mild, feels pretty warm after cold of last week.
Lots of bird singing going on. I am going to change my pond filter while the air at least, is warm. Bet the water is still frigid! One fish died last time the ice was off, but the other three looked good. Alge is growing in the pond, looks quite healthy in spite of the cold. May try netting it out, reduce the growth a little.
Magnolia buds are fat but not any of the other bushes, even Forsythias.
Water is running hard in the drainage ditch, pretty full after the rain. Fields are draining too, just running across the grass to the ditches.
I am still debating about removing the netting over bulb bed. Netting was to hold down the shredded leaves, but bulbs sprouting, growing so fast they will tangle in the netting pretty quick. Don't want to choke or cut the leaves with netting by waiting too long either. Funny how the bulbs planted last fall are sprouting first. I would have thought the old, settled bulbs, would have been the first to show much growth.
Since I replanted several of the beds, moved things, I should have some surprises this Spring. I never seem to find all the old bulbs when digging them out. Just so there are LOTS of flowers to see and pick.
I have Garden Club with a speaker, to attend tonight. I am not a member but it is an open meeting. Janet Macunovich the auther and former Garden columnist for Detroit Free Press is the speaker. I like her books and advice. So whatever the topic is tonight, she should be interesting. We also have the local Home Show this weekend, always lots of fresh flowers, garden things to see. Kind of like a total season change here!
Anyone else getting the instant changes of Spring, garden surprises? Interesting Garden things to keep you busy?