Well, I’m muckin’ around the yard the other day and I happened to see that they have indeed decided to join us this year.
A few patches have come up here and there outside my window and was I ever glad to see them!
Not only that, but the grape hyacinths are bringing themselves out of hibernation too!
I have a couple other varieties that are planted in this area outside my bedroom window, but for the life of me I can’t remember what they are. When they bloom, I will make an effort to photograph them and hopefully that will trigger my memory (if not, a Google search might help to).
I’ve got to say, Google is a darn good tool when it comes to identifying things. Their images gallery has helped me with flowers and birds in the past. Sometimes though, you get the random picture that has absolutely nothing to do with your search phrase (and can actually turn out to be X-Rated), but that’s the risk you run asking a computer database to find what you want.
OH! AND my wonderful Mother-in-Law, Georgia, brought me 2 more geranium plants to put on my deck this year! This will add to the 4 from last year (that hopefully over-wintered successfully in the attic of the garage) so we should have some beautiful flowers that greet people when they come to the door. Unfortunately, I can’t put them out just yet as the nighttime temps are still hovering around the freezing mark, and the Weather Channel is predicting the “S” word to show up over the next couple days.
This is one of the times that I would like them to be VERY wrong! Yeah, I know that it won’t stick around for more than a couple hours with the little bit that they are calling for.
It’s just the principal of the thing.