So here is what I found by my front door on Tuesday. I have seen some bulb foliage inching up, but I didn't think any had gotten this far. Snow drops in January is not uncommon -- January 15th is a tad early.
Here is what they looked like on Thursday after a little thawing. They are tough, will hide under the snow and keep flowering when it 'warms' up again. Crocus and Rock Iris next...
I am a huge fan of bulbs in the garden. They add months of flowers and color, and when planted in masses their impact can be stunning, especially at a time when there is little else to catch the eye. Following are two posts on bulbs from this past summer.
While it is too late to plant for the spring here in New England, put a reminder in your calendar for next August to place your orders.
I hesitate to say that spring is around the corner since we haven't really been hit with winter yet, but I love seeing the hope of spring.