White is the new green

How’s this for spring color?

snow covered spring bulbs

Snowdrops covered with yet another surprise snowfall

Good thing I got my new snowdrops planted Saturday.  By Sunday night a storm system moved up the coast and by Monday morning we were again covered by a couple inches of snow.  Winter is really putting up a fight but March sunshine works wonders, and by late afternoon the snow had melted back enough to convince the bunny buffet to open up and invite spring back.

yellow snow crocus

snow crocus doing its thing

The wind and sharp temperature plunges may have been a little too much for some of the snowdrops, but most just laugh off a late season snow.  This bunch is just as happy today as they were last week.

snowdrops

snowdrops back up after the latest snow

Today the thermometer made it up to almost 60F (15C).  Flowers were opening, snow was melting, and I saw the first honeybees working what few crocus were left in the meadow.  Spring weather for sure and even if the yard is a soggy mess from all the rain and snow, the birds and flowers don’t care, they’re ready to go!

 

16 comments on “White is the new green

  1. I don’t know if it was the same storm system, but we got 8 inches of snow Sunday night. Still hasn’t all melted because our high temps aren’t as high as yours. Not one crocus even showing color yet!

    • bittster says:

      I think it was the same system, we got a ton of rain beforehand and fortunately it didn’t all turn into snow here.
      Sorry to hear you’re smothered again. Hopefully the sun will be able to make quick work of this latest mess.

  2. 6 inches here but the temperatures climbed finally. No blooms to get covered though. No bees yet, but I bet they are hungry.

    • bittster says:

      Today was beautiful here and I hope you got something similar up there. The poor bees looked so desperate buzzing around the few flowers open. I should plant more early flowers, just for them!

  3. Cathy says:

    Oh dear, I thought your spring was coming last Thursday…. hope this is it now, just a week late! 😉

  4. Pauline says:

    Not more snow, it doesn’t seem fair somehow does it! Your little snowdrops should be ok though, they can cope with snow and ice. Hope you get tour spring really soon!

    • bittster says:

      Spring made an appearance today and it was great. I got to poke around all over the place looking for sprouts and checking for survivors. It’s my favorite time of year, so much to look forward too and I haven’t had a chance to screw too much up yet 😉

  5. Annette says:

    Oh dear, your patience is put to the test! Fingers crossed, it’ll be all the way up from now on, Frank 🙂

    • bittster says:

      I think you’re right. The plants looked positively pleased today in the warm sunshine and there are no freezing temperatures anywhere in the near forecast. Funny how we are still looking forward to crocus and you already have full blown daffodils!

  6. pbmgarden says:

    Enjoyed the title of your post! Amazing how tough those little snowdrops are. The deep yellow of the crocus is like sunshine itself. We have sunshine and warm temps this week and finally I was able to start cleaning up some of the borders. Weeds pushing in must be dealt with soon. Susie

    • bittster says:

      I’m glad you liked the title, I was feeling a little smug about it but most people don’t seem to get my humor 🙂
      Your warm weather finally made it up here, today was beautiful and I’m hoping it lasts! The daffodils are just barely coming up, I think everything is going to explode at once when the warm weather becomes a steady thing.

  7. Chloris says:

    Oh dear, it sounds like groundhog day. You’ ll be still showing us your snowdrops peeping through the snow in June at this rate.

    • bittster says:

      Haha, that’s a scary thought, and how boring would that be!? Plus the early ones are looking a little worn after all the abusive cold and wind.
      I saw the first dutch crocus open today, a nice purple one, so we might be moving ahead 🙂

  8. Hurrah for warm weather and sun! My hat is off to that lone brave crocus.

  9. Christina says:

    It was cruel of the snow to come again after you’d tasted spring last week; I read above that the snow has gone again and that you have enjoyed some spring weather, I’m so glad.

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