Monday, March 28, 2016

First Signs of New Spring


Yesterday was sunny and warm day, +12 C, although snow was still lying in the front garden. I noticed the first signs of coming spring, near a tuja a first daffodil sprouted.
Then I saw thick buds on a black currant bush. These bushes are the first in growing and blooming, giving a nice crop of juicy berries.


Rhododendron's buds wintered well, although I was afraid they could be broken by heavy snow. Looking at these buds it's hard to imagine wonderful flowers in May.


Look at this: the first flower is growing from the snow, wow! This is Leucojum vernum, small brave flower. They grow in different places of the garden, some years ago I divided bulbs and planted them everywhere.



I was upset looking at rose bushes, they were in bad condition, with black stems. But between them there were new crocuses, green and fresh.



Some perennials re-awakened too. Big evergreen Bergenia leaves were seen through the snow, in the vegetable garden some strawberry leaves appeared between snow and the brown soil


Here is Sedum, its tiny green leaves sprouted between old stems, I've never thought that sedum young leaves look like these with brown spots on them.



I've showed you just first signs of new spring, hope more warm days come soon. After all Mr Galilei said that our Earth 'yet it moves',  doesn't it?!



HAPPY EASTER WEEK!



44 comments:

  1. So beautiful and refreshing, Nadezda. :)

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  2. Happy Easter Nadezda. Our two climates seems to be a the same point. Here is Canada the snowdrops have been out for a while and the first daffodils will soon open.

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    1. Yes, our climate are similar and I wait for blooming in my garden.

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  3. Exciting signs of new spring in your garden. Happy Easter week to you and may you have a wonderful growing season!

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  4. Amazing! That's really interesting for me...

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  5. What a beautiful and interesting post, Nadezda! It's always exciting to see how our plants have wintered. There are lovely signs of spring in your garden.
    Have I understood correctly that you celebrate Easter about after one month?
    Wishing you a Happy Spring and a lovely new week!

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    1. It's sad to say my roses wintered badly, because of rains in December and heavy frost in January. The perennials are well and awake little by little.
      You're right Sara, this spring the Orthodox Easter is on may 1st. Have no idea why.

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  6. You still seem to have plenty of snow.

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    1. Yes, I do but hope on warmth soon.

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  7. Always a joy to see new life emerging from the snow. The first signs of spring give us energy for the start of our gardening season. I also have some roses in bad condition, especially the new ones I planted. Winter was too wet, with lots of rain and then a few night with heavy frost, bad for our plants, especially when there is no protection of snow.
    Wish you a lovely new week Nadezda!

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    1. You're right Janneke, the weather was not kind for roses.

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  8. Yippee! Spring is coming :-) Nice to get to work in the garden.

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  9. Such wonderful signs of spring. It always makes me appreciate how strong perennial plants are as they fight through the cold soil and the last remaining snow. Here's to a wonderful gardening season on both sides of the pond. :-)

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    1. You're right Judy, it's a wonderful season.

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  10. You must be so pleased to see some flowers in the snow! Groetjes Hetty

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  11. Hello Nadezda girl ! Hope you had a Happy Easter weekend ... Yesterday it went up to 15 degrees .. today it is raining and this week it is up and down and all over the place .. my roses are looking awful too, they suffered through a bad winter and I will have to start my climbing roses all over again .. one year I hope they will make it through and be tall and beautiful! Hope we have a good year even with this weird weather : )

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    1. Joy, I've ordered 4 new roses, ground covers and climbers. Let see how my roses are in April... We have a nice weather now, sunny and warm.

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  12. Early Spring is such an exciting time in the garden. I think it is more so in your Northern garden. How strong those fresh new buds must be to withstand such cold temperatures!
    I wonder do you prune your roses before or after the snow season? It must be disappointing when they do not survive.
    I'm looking forward to your lovely photos as your Spring progresses and we gradually move into winter.

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    1. Betty, I always prune my roses after soil is warmed and check any signs of new stems. Now I try to purchase the hardiest varieties but weather is unpredictable.

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  13. Hello Dear Nadezda!!!!!
    Amazing photos. I am delighted.
    In you there is still snow? plants longer feel the spring.
    Blossomed first spring flowers.

    Kisses and greetings.

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    1. Lucja, sure you have a happy Easter week!

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  14. These are very sweet and dear signs of spring you have in your garden! We had the same warm spell and many first flowers are blooming.
    What do you think, what was the cause of rose stem blackening? Sharp cold without snow in January? I experienced the same tendency, but the stems that were covered, are OK. So the bases of the bushes are green and alive I think.

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    1. I do hope Tistou that the bases of roses survived because in autumn I covered them with dry soil. I think the cause was the weather - rains in December and frost -24 C in January. When l take the soil away the bushes and will see the result...

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  15. I can imagine your excitement Nadezda, your photos are beautiful and refreshing. I hope you had a wonderful Easter, and have a great rest of the week.

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  16. Hope you had a wonderful Easter...what a beautiful start to spring!

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  17. Espero que pasaras una buena Pascua Nadezda.Precioso ver como las flores vienen abriendo el camino a través de la nieve ;))
    Guapas fotos amiga !!
    Un beso.

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    1. Si, Laura las flores hacen el camilo a la primavera.

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  18. Se me olvidó decirte que algún día me gustaría poder conocernos :))))

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    1. Estoy de acuerdo, Laura, un dia podemos conocernos.

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  19. How great to see signs of spring after a long, long winter.

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    1. I do hope this long winter finished, Jason.

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  20. I hope your roses recover. It's always frustrating when a plant we love doesn't survive winter. Happy Spring!

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    1. Yes, it is Tammy. I bought some new roses in a case some of them didn't survive.

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  21. I love early Spring flowers, its exciting to see whats appearing. Having the colours return :)

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  22. I know it happens every year but I get so excited when SPring comes. I really do, I feel an excitement that I just don't have at any other time of year. My favourite time. Your photos are great.

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    1. Spring is exciting but is very short season here in North, Jenny. The leaves usually appear in May.

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