Saturday, March 19, 2011

Signs that Spring is Near

As I walked around my yard today, I was actually kind of surprised to see how many plants were already starting to pop up.  Especially since most of my yard still looks like this:
One plant that didn't surprise me was the Hellbore, since it usually blooms while there is still snow somewhere on the ground.
Another that didn't surprise me was the vinca, since that stays green for the entire winter.
However, there are plants that I was surprised to see, and maybe I shouldn't be.  It's funny how every year I forget when plants start making their comeback.  It seems early to me, but maybe that is because Easter is so late this year?  So here are the plants:

I looked back in my blog, and realized last I had posted some signs of spring pictures already on March 7th, so I guess this is not early.  I am just happy that it's here!  I am not going to be political on this blog, but I am a teacher in Wisconsin.  So it's been a VERY long winter.  What plants are coming up in your yard?