It’s still a bit chilly (it is still March after all), but the snow is gone and the birds are singing and there are definite signs of life again in the garden.
Speaking of tiny, the Tommies (Crocus tommasinianus) also began blooming today. Much smaller than the common Dutch crocus, these little species crocus are the only ones I can grow, thanks to the crocus-eating squirrels in my neighborhood. They are a delight for anyone.
Finally, while cutting down the ornamental grasses this morning, I came across this garden treasure – the egg sack of a praying mantis. One of the good guys (for gardeners), I carefully set it in a safe spot and hope for a successful hatching.
Here’s wishing all of you a lovely spring full of tiny flowers and unexpected garden gifts.