Last year at this time we were having an unusually early spring with temperatures that were so warm we were running around in sweaters and not coats. The plants were enjoying the warmth of the soil and were sprouting early too. Unfortunately, this March has been a different story. Today is rainy and I suppose you could say that is a good thing as we do not have to shovel it. I went back into my photos for last March and pulled out a photo of the tips of the tulips emerging from the leaves by the foundation wall of the house on March 9,2010.
As you can see there is no tulips emerging at all March 10, 2011. I do however, see the hardy cactus emerging from the leaves but then it is an evergreen and just needs plumping up in the spring.
This is the tip of the Pineapple Lily or Eucomis autumnalis that I posted about a few weeks ago. It is growing like crazy in the north window of my living room. This is a macro shot of it that I took last week.
This is the Pineapple Lily this morning. It is opening up. It may have blooms by Easter. That would be nice.
So, my friends please join me as I share these with Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday and Laura for Macro Friday. Have a great weekend. Valerie