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April Showers and April Flowers

Pansy

When I went out to check out the garden in the balmy 60+ temps on saturday, I found this little guy. Every year I get a few pansies that reseed in the garden, but this one seems to have actually survived the winter, which is crazy because we had some pretty cold temps. I guess having snow cover really does insulate. I brought it in 'cause I figured it would be easier to enjoy inside this time of year. Then, sure enough, just when I had my pea seeds all nice and soaked and ready to plant - it rained all day sunday!

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The tulips are coming up in a few spots, daffodils, and crocus too. It happens every year, but it's always so amazing when the snow melts  - and there they are already coming up. This is why I love spring. It's full of surprises, which are fun, even if you expect them.

What's popping in your neck of the woods?


April 7, 2008 in Secret Gardening | Permalink

Comments

Though pansies have a bad rep, they are anything but wussy. I know they can handle some pretty cold temps, but wow -- Blooms in April!

Posted by: Greengirl at Apr 8, 2008 9:33:02 AM

You're ready to plant peas already?!? Down here in the Cities, my beds are still frozen! I'm thinking I *may* get in the garden this weekend, but only for clean-up, and only if it doesn't rain.

Posted by: Tracy at Apr 8, 2008 10:07:47 AM

Tulips! I have tulips! On the south side of the garage, some bulbs I planted a looooonge time ago because the package said they were "very early."

Just when I think I can't handle another minute of winter, they pop up. And when I cut a few and bring them in to work, people think my thumb is far greener than it really is.

Posted by: MNObserver at May 5, 2008 12:53:01 PM

Good job MNObserver! They are one of my favorite flowers.

Posted by: Lorika at May 16, 2008 1:03:22 PM

This amazing flower's i like that kind of flower,thanks for sharing.

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Posted by: flower Philippines at Sep 22, 2009 12:16:19 AM

I also love spring! co'z it really have full of surprises and I am sure many people also love the spring. Anyway, I enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for sharing.


-fern-

Posted by: Flowers Philippines at Oct 6, 2009 2:57:04 AM

When I went out to check out the garden in the balmy 60+ temps on saturday, I found this little guy. Every year I get a few pansies that reseed in the garden,

Posted by: Term Paper at Jan 15, 2010 11:50:39 PM

These tulips are coming up in a few spots, daffodils, and crocus too. It happens every year, but it's always so amazing when the snow melts.I am also fond of snow melts.

Posted by: Term Paper at Jan 15, 2010 11:54:26 PM

Oh! Those flowers caught my attention. It seems you have a great flower gardens. How I wish I could have a cool garden like yours. Keep it up!

-pia-

Posted by: philippines flower at Mar 22, 2010 12:00:16 AM