I know I’m suffering from a pretty awful case of cabin fever. So last Friday, January 22 my Hogging buddy, Elisabeth and I spent a wonderful day at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, NY.
Walking through the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Gardens on the way to the Conservatory, what do we see but the heralding of spring. The Galanthus elwesii and Helleborus niger were in bloom. Right out there, smack in the cold misery of January.
If you need a boost to get you through the next few weeks, seeing these in bloom is just the ticket.
Check your own gardens for what buds are beginning to swell and whether your daffodils are starting to push through the mulch. When I came home from the NYBG I did just that and found a whole host of growth going on right outside my windows.