Living in northern Michigan which is a naturally beautiful area, but it sure has it's ups and downs!
As you saw in last post we got slammed with what ended up to be 22" of snow in about 16 hrs. Not two weeks later we were all melted down and enjoying 70 degree weather and have been breaking records for many days. Today is anticipated to reach 84... as much as I love this warm up I know it's too soon and I fear for our plants. Next week we resume more normal temps in the 50's for a while and then we'll graduate upward. That should slow things down, but my magnolia may not like it at all! I saw forsythias blooming in town yesterday. It's about 3 weeks early for even them!
If you stare through my window at the edge of the woods you will notice the greening going on with the trees...this is way too early!
I am delighted that my Christmas Cactus has started to bloom again! I'm going to transplant it to a larger pot. I've know women that have grown these for 20 years....
I think that's pretty impressive! I hope I can keep mine going for a long time too! The cyclamen started blooming a few weeks ago...I am enjoying how long the flowers have been lasting on it!
Old "Hairy" here...has had 3 hair cuts since last fall (a baby tears plant). I saved it from last years outside garden plants. I think I'll split it up when I'm ready to put it outdoors and see how it does.
At Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania they had Cyclamen plants around the base of Christmas Trees...they said it used to be the favored plant before the Poinsettia took off in popularity.
I nearly lost this plant after Christmas. It really got sickly looking, so I cut off all the sick looking parts of the plant and hoped for the best! Eventually it started coming back and I am grateful to see it blooming again!
I've enjoyed having these plants through the winter. It gives me something to look after and I feel a great reward when they continue to grow and flower!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope your spring has been going along as nicely as ours!
I'm going to venture out with the camera and see what I can catch growing already! I know there are some crocuses blooming!