Spring is my favourite time of year! The smell of the earth thawing, the soft green of emerging leaves and the riot of colour as the tulips and daffodils bloom are such a treat after a long, cold winter. Especially this year, I couldn’t wait for spring’s arrival. But wait I did, we all did here is Ontario. It’s true that every year is different, however, when it snows along Lake Ontario in mid May, one wonders if spring will ever arrive! My spring bulbs did emerge slowly, albeit much later than spring 2012.
Each fall I plant more bulbs to replace some of those that don’t seem to bloom more than a season or two. I probably have some 500 bulbs on our farm property. In the past few years, I’ve added daffodils and narcissus to my spring collection and have grown to love them. They repay the gardeners who plant them by multiplying. That is a real bonus. I have tried to choose some of the hundreds of photos that I’ve taken of this spring’s flowers to share with people who read my blog. (I love to get your feedback on my posts…..please feel free to enter comments!)