Spring is on its way! Being trucked in specially at the Carrot Barn in Schoharie, NY.
I went there for a welcome breath of spring in this month of endless cold. In their vast greenhouse, the air is moist and warm, and there’s a promise of flowers to come.
It has to warm up sooner or later!
By the way, if you’re looking for a holiday plant as a gift or whatever, think about daffodils. Don’t buy tulips unless you enjoy battling mice and chipmunks–tulip bulbs apparently are very sweet (people used to eat them, sugared.) Daffodils may be the one species of plant on the planet that wildlife won’t eat. Not even deer. Even my voracious sheep won’t touch them, and she’ll eat anything, including rose bushes, ham sandwiches, or poison ivy.
After the daffodils are done blooming in the pot, just stick the bulbs in the ground. (If it ever thaws.) Daffodils tend to naturalize, which means that they spread all by themselves through the grass, not caring if you weed them. They’ll pop up year after year, more each spring. My kind of gardening–no work involved at all!
I’m jealous that you get to go to the Carrot Barn!