This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

the first crocus of spring !!!

first crocus

What a welcome sight. I came across this soft purple crocus in the mist yesterday afternoon. I've been mostly walking outside with my eyes closed as the winter has done me in this year. Maybe its time to start looking around now. I found this one crocus and two little snowdrops in the gardens around my house. Lots of little sprouts and buds around too.


Blogger Lori said...

That IS a sight for sore eyes! (And a beautiful photo too!)

March 12, 2009 8:52 AM

Blogger Urban Environmentalist said...

What a beautiful picture! I'm jealous. Still no sign of life up here in Ontario zone 5!

March 12, 2009 9:45 AM

Blogger Mama, Papa, and Son said...

Our first crocus already bloomed. Congratulations. Spring is coming. We enjoy walking around the neighborhood and spotting new signs of spring. We would like to plant some snowdrops this year. They were the first to bloom in our local climate. We want the earliest green we can get. Winter was bad this year, very cold and not much pretty snow, which sometimes makes the cold worth it. It's a good thing we have so many green houseplants.

March 12, 2009 10:00 AM

Blogger RainGardener said...

What a beautiful little crocus - isn't it just so exciting to get your first sign of spring?

March 12, 2009 10:04 AM

Blogger kathy said...

It IS very exciting. I wonder what's blooming today...

March 12, 2009 10:06 AM

Blogger Susie said...

My crocus are coming but they haven't bloomed yet. I can't wait!!

March 12, 2009 10:38 AM

Blogger TeresaNoelleRoberts said...

What a difference a few miles make! I'm in Mansfield, and while we have lots of bulbs up and raring to go, no flowers yet.

March 14, 2009 10:37 PM


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