Another nice day. Into the 20s again last night, but the birdbath thawed out pretty quickly once the sun hit it. Found a couple of crocuses in bloom. I don't seem to have much luck with them. Seems I squirrel dozens and dozens of the little bulbs every Fall, but don't get much show the following year. I wonder if the squirrels and/or chipmunks eat them. Anyway, when any do make an appearance, they are treasured like little jewels.
Yesterday I meant only to do a little puttering around the yard. The weather was gorgeous, warm with a robin's egg blue sky overhead. After a few hours of puttering I eventually managed to collect all the downed limbs and branches and got them piled up. Then I groomed all the beds, cutting dead stalks. I also trimmed back all the butterfly bushes. Goodness! Some of those branches were over an inch thick. And talk about tough.
Now things are looking much more tidy. I'm excited to see that some of the new perennials from last year have survived (probably thanks to the 14" of snow blanket they got). I'm seeing hyssops, feverfew, butterfly bushes, potentilla, lavender, hollyhock and much more. Watching last year's WS plants come back this year will be as exciting as watching this year's WS seeds sprouting in jugs.
Gardening. The gift that keeps on giving! :-D