Saturday, February 25, 2006

Do You See it!?


It's a sprout! A sprout, I tell you!


In fact I think I counted about 26 little wildflower sprouts!! And it's snowing outside...



There is nothing more beautiful to me this time of year than tiny green heads poking their way up through the moist dirt. And nothing more miraculous. I understand the science of seeds, but I still believe they are mini miracles on my garden window.

9 comments:

Virenda said...

Oh No! I have killed so many "mini-miracles" that I want to cry.

I LOVE seeing the little sprouting heads, it's really beautiful to watch them grow over the next couple weeks. (my g-ma had huge gardens, it was always the best to see the spouts.)

anne said...

I know...I've killed many a one, too. It's how I've learned for sure. My first garden was huge, but relatively unsuccessful because I had no idea what I was doing. That and the random animals eating most of my plants. This is why I am now thankful for my fence around my backyard. And my throwing arm is getting better too.

snob in the city said...

I love that you too get excited at the first sign of spring. Last week, I noticed the corcuses were sprouting in NYC. (Not only in front of the UN, but also in front of my office building...) They were about 3 inches tall - I had hopes for flowers this week.

Notice the use of past tense.

After the weekend's deep freeze, I noticed they were quite dead today.

anne said...

Oh, that's so sad...that's always one of my worst fears. A few years ago we had an early spring bloom in Michigan and then a horrible ice storm that killed half of the trees and anything else that was already growing that year. It was so depressing.

My crocuses haven't started popping up yet. But it has been quite cold the past few weeks still. I hope they come up soon...but also that they wait until it's 'safe!'

Kris said...

I found a way to keep the critters off my bulbs...it has worked for 2 days at least, and that has been enough for a few to almost bloom!
we also bought some seeds this weekend, but i think i want to start them outside, so i may wait a week or so. i am so ready for spring.

anne said...

What did you do to help that? I'm so curious!

I also have a few packs of seeds that I will be planting outside in a month or so. I hate waiting...

Kris said...

MOTH BALLS! they smell terrible, but i guess the rodents think so too. they also don't look very good (like big hail) next time maybe i'll try the more crushed up kind. you can see the picture on my blog. but the flowers are worth it!

anne said...

Ah...I wonder if they work on squirrels. Smashed up sounds like a good idea.

I will have to remember that one!

Jean said...

YAY for sprouts!! :)