Signs of Spring!
There are signs of spring all over my gardens - daffodils and tulips are stalking in the front. The irises are showing early signs of life (I need to make sure they are all exposing their corms to the air). In my back yard, the flower bed is a riot of spring leaves and stalks. The twice-blooming pansies I planted last fall (and several of whom kept blooming through the snow) are blooming now, too, but the most exciting thing are the anemones that suddenly bloomed this weekend.
On the other hand, the narcissus - which screwily bloomed from Halloween through Christmas - are unlikely to make a showing this spring; I'll have to wait until next spring to see them again. It's a good thing I planted lots of other things in that bed (allium, black-eyed susans, gladioli, daffodils, tulips, and things I've completely forgotten about, I'm sure). The allium should be blooming next.
I'm trying to decide where I'm going to plant the dwarf canna and summer anemones; I'm thinking about the side bed which currently contains narcissus, daffodils, and three dwarf azaleas - that should ensure me color there from April through November. I also have some strawberry plants and a blackberry bush wannabe to plant; they're going in the bed in my back yard where I also intend to plant herbs and vegetables and lovely vines.
It was really cold again on Sunday; I'm can't wait for the last frost so that I can take my houseplants out and really clean them and let them soak up the sun and rain. My hibiscus bushes have whitefly again (they need a good scrub), and my mutant tree did really well in the shade on my patio last summer. My snapdragons need more sun than they are getting, and my begonias probably should be transplanted into a corner of the garden.
Plus, my cat is obsessed with the cuban oregano plant I have, and it'd be good if there was some distance between the two of them.