Spring Already?!

The past few days have been unusually warm here in suburban Philadelphia, and on today’s walk with the dog I saw evidence everywhere of an early spring. img_1584

Snowdrops aren’t a surprise in late February, but lots of other things are also starting to bloom, like the pretty little purple crocus that are scattered across a lot of lawns on our street.

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More worrisome is that the tulips and daffodils are starting to send up shoots, and it’s definitely too early for them.

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Can you spot the buds on our cherry tree in the front garden?

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Even the lovely forsythia is getting in on the act — I think of these shrubs as the true harbinger of spring, their long graceful branches bursting into bright yellow leaves as the weather warms. February is at least a month too early for these buds to be showing.

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But proper Englishwoman that I am, it’s the roses I’m most worried about. Over the years I’ve planted a number of David Austin Old English shrubs and climbers, and this morning I spotted these buds on the climber that rambles all over the back of the house.

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Anyone know a spell to get the roses to go back to sleep?!

 

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An expat Brit who's lived and worked in the USA for more than three decades.
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2 Responses to Spring Already?!

  1. Marta says:

    Try singing them a lullaby? xD Flowers are also appearing early here, the plum trees bloomed like 3 weeks ago! And it’s still quite cold…

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