Monday, February 19, 2018

Two Days Difference

 You just never know what you will find in the garden when the temperatures blow up. I went out this morning after a few showers went through and found one of these pale crocus blooming. This isn't washed out these crocus are just that pale yellow. 
After lunch I talked my DB into going out to see the crocus. He brought along his camera and just look at what we found. Another cluster of these sweet little crocus.
We walked around looking for more pop ups. Sure enough a darker yellow and a pale lavender crocus is shining through.  If the weather continues to be so warm many plants and flowers will be popping.
The Garden Supervisor approves.
So do I. Are there any surprises in your garden today?

29 comments:

  1. I love that pale yellow color. I mostly stay away from those bright yellows of spring, so this one is my kind of Crocus.

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  2. Sweet early surprises.Your garden supervisor looks quite pleased indeed. Our surprise has been a drastic drop in the mercury. We're getting the coldest temperatures of the winter after a warmer than normal January. I like your surprises better.

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    1. No doubt you have the lesser surprise. We will get some nasty weather yet. I am basking in this warmer weather while it lasts.

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  3. Crocus are so pretty Lisa. I love the pale yellow.

    Our temperatures will slowly drop over the coming week.
    It is said to continue for a couple of weeks. We will see. I have been to the nursery today to buy fleece and pegs to cover the most vulnerable when the bad weather arrives. My palms and bamboo will have to take care of themselves.

    Love Annie :)

    Enjoy the warm weather while you can.

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    1. I realize that winter isn't over but I am certainly enjoying this first feel of spring. The wind won't let me forget that winter has a grip on this area. Brrrr just the idea of having to cover things in fleece makes me cold. Hang on and don't blow away.

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  4. I love such surprises, but I do not have them yet. Lovely dog - garden inspector. Regards.

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    1. It is nice to be able to share my little surprises with you Giga...anytime.

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  5. Lovely photos of Spring coming flowers and love your sweet doggie photo!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Crocuses - my early spring favorite! Do you often have Crocuses blooming in February?

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    2. Boy did you ever open the door to the rabbit hole Jason. I have looked back at many records for February. The crocus do begin starting to pop up during the last of February. Not every year though. I think this year the first of FEB was so severe that when it started thawing and heaving some crocus they decided it was time to shine. Not all are fooled. Just these few. More often the Hellebores are what blooms after the Snowdrops open. They aren't blooming yet. I should get out and check them. This has been an odd year. We blew out the record high for today here. CRAZY weathers.

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  7. You are in the ZONE girl ! haha
    We are having heavy rainfall so the snow is melting and Toronto, about 2 hours away from us went up to 16 (Celsius of course)
    Kingston got up to 6 but oh the rain ... if we had a crocus here it would either drown or our Mr. Chips (resident chipmunk) would have them for a nice little snack ! ... it is crazy weather, February seems to encourage that type of thing ? LOL
    Carry on girl with the Spring inventory !

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    1. We are finally getting some rain to go with these warmer temperatures. I am afraid all will be frozen in a few days.

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  8. That's exciting! I think you are going to be way ahead of us this year. We'll be in the 40s all next week, although Snowdrops might start making an appearance. Your Garden Supervisor is the best!

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    1. I could hardly believe these crocus Beth. They beat the hellebores blooming which is unusual. As unusual as this years weather has been.

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  9. Thanks for visiting and commenting ~ weather has been crazy in New England ~ one day winter, next day sort of spring ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Hi Lisa,
    seems like spring has finally arrived in your garden! I am still waiting for my crocuses to bloom. November, December and January had been so mild in Austria and I was sure that spring would arrive sooner than in other years. Unfortunately, February has been very cold. We have had snow for weeks now and always temperatures below zero. Next week we might even have minus 12 degrees. I hope this weather will end soon! I am so much looking forward to do some work in the garden and of course I can´t wait to enjoy more colour in my garden.
    Enjoy your lovely crocuses!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  11. Your surprises are lovely, but my favorite is your Garden Supervisor. Looks to be taking the job very seriously!

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  12. Wishing you a happy weekend coming,

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. I love seeing the first crocuses of spring! I have just a few snowdrops blooming, but I do see some green popping through, so it's only a matter of time before crocuses and daffodils will be blooming. Annie looks very happy to be out in the garden again.

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  14. I am so happy to see the sun again today. The remaining crocus will surely be opening. I am happy to be out in the garden again too.

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  15. Hi Lisa! I used to have crocuses in my previous garden in the Midwest, but don't have them now. They sure brighten up a garden and welcome spring! Hopefully, warmer days are coming soon!

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  16. Your crocuses are a cheerful spring greeting! So much is happening in the garden now, I can't keep up. I am always delighted to see spring bulbs pushing up and opening.

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    1. Yes, the garden has been romping the past couple of days.

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  17. Your crocus blooming are a wonderful sight! Happy almost spring!

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  18. Yeah Lisa - wonderful pictures of Hope - spring looks like it is arriving. I even have some crocus blooming in my garden - they really lifted my spirits. Hope you have a great week. Hugs!

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