Spring Has Sprung! – New Growth in the Garden

April 11, 2011 at 9:09 am 2 comments

It’s been a cold, bleak spring here in Wisconsin so far. Nature just wouldn’t give an inch, preferring to keep us consistently chilly with temperatures in the 40s–quite a bit cooler than our average temps for this time of year. But this past weekend saw an amazing warm spell with more temperate highs in the 60s one day, and unseasonably warm 80s the next. And that was all it took to wake up the sleeping garden.

I won’t ramble on about the joys of seeing the first growth in the garden each spring. Instead, I’ll share a few photos of what’s popping up here in zone 5.

The daffodils in my front bed along the fence line are just getting ready to bloom.

Pulmonaria (lungwort) has buds, and will grow and flower like crazy soon.

Helleborus will be leafy and covered in big nodding blooms in a few weeks.

Dicentra exminia 'Burning Hearts' is off and running with ferny foliage.

My favorite, Delphinium elatum, is just starting to grow.

Soon, each tri-leafed trillium will be topped by a deep red flower.

Anyone who finds it strange to be marveling over plants that are just in their early stages of growth–plants that won’t come into their full glory until they flower weeks, or even months, from now–hasn’t really gardened. Spring serves as a constant reminder to me that life constantly recreates itself, and that what appears to fade and die in the winter is simply dormant, waiting to be reborn.


Entry filed under: Garden Photos, Gardening Life, Random Babbling.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sherri  |  April 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    You are SO right! I totally love the “waking up” stage plants go through – as well as the blooming stage and “going to sleep” stage! Just as I love watching a seed sprout – even one of the twelve million silver maple seeds I get every May!! : )

  • 2. petiolejunction  |  April 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    If my garden were bigger, I’m sure I’d lose weight due to my daily pacing through the garden poking around and looking for new signs of life or buds or a flower. Those garden walks are my favorite thing to do. And I end up pulling some of those silly maple seedlings, too. 😉


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