This is St. Louis in February 2012- my favorite winter of all time.
My first daffodil in February ever.
And it was 66° today.
Hi Scotty...I am so tempted to hop in the car and drive down from Chicago to visit you and admire the new spring growth. I detest winter, so seeing the fresh new greenery and the flowers warms the cockles of my heart! I better get busy and begin knitting my spring wardrobe...perhaps stockinette stitched, cabled hiking shorts...okay, perhaps not.
Thanks for sharing...we'll have our flowers up soon. We are usually a couple weeks behind our bretheren in southern Illinois and Missouri.
my daughter just sent me a picture of her garden on Boston...they had snow!
Lucky you to have such a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing.
So nice to see the signs of early Spring, and your flowers are lovely. Funny how I always seem to finish my new winter scarves and hats just in time for the Spring sunshine - I really should try and think things through a little better. February in St Louis looks lovely.
Beautiful - you're about a month ahead of schedule aren't you? We have snowdrops up here, but no crocus or daffodils yet. I just hope the weather doesn't decide to go "seasonal" on you in mid-March! i love the Hellebore!
I loved spring when I was a student in Kansas. By mid-March, we had flowers and all sorts of buds on the trees. Around Wyoming, we may get a few early flowers but normally things wait until May.
Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
We're at least two weeks ahead of schedule more like four and we virtually had no winter at all. I'm so glad you all enjoyed my little spring preview - honestly, I'm hoping this the new normal, but we'll see. One last garden note, I planted a needle palm (native to the Carloinas) and a windmill palm (European native) last summer. They are both suposedly hardy to 20° and they are doing well, really well. Back to knitting.
Thanks for sharing. They are just beautiful.