|Earliest Crocus chrysanthus|
Spring is just now breaking in Ohio. The winter has been a long cold one here, and throughout most of the USA… but the beauty of our gardens is that they remind us of the circle of the seasons. As surely as winter brings its cold and calls forth on all living things to endure, so spring calls forth a renewal of life.
Seasonal foods are always a part of our spring rituals, it seems. For each culture, and each region, it may be somewhat different… yet constant in the desire to celebrate this turn of the circle towards warmth and growth.
I invite each of us to allow hope and creativity to be given nurturing, as if we were the little crocus struggling through the leaf mulch of last autumn’s fall, and winter’s smothering snows. It pushes through to be the harbinger of spring’s sure arrival, alluring to bees and humans alike as we gravitate towards the open blossoms and bright colors shining as they do in the drab, still dormant, surroundings of winter past.
Here are a few Spring celebrations from our vault here on the Journal:
- One Gardener’s Journey
- Le Dent De Lion
- Southern Spring Gardening
- Old Fashioned Things
- Thoughts on a Spring Garden
- Pruning Tips
Hocking Hills Gardener says
Very well said Ilona. I feel like one of those flowers when the sun comes out, the snow is gone and the days get warmer.Just invigorates one.
Rob (ourfrenchgarden) says
Asparagus are a true rite of spring.
The season’s late here, I’d say by about two weeks, I’m guessing it’s behind for you.
The weather patterns here have ‘flipped’ suddenly. Cold easterly winds have given way to a gentle southerly flow stretching down to the azores with temperatures reaching about 21C. Fabulous.
i checked this AM for those tiny purple tips searching for the
sunshine.. et voila! the spring
temps. have ‘flipped’ here, too.
i had small morning fires all
last week – a bit frosty- and now
in upper 70’s by the weekend.
i am VERY ready for our gorgeous
middle Georgia Spring!
best regards, joanne
It really has been a long winter in the northeast! Thanks for sharing such a lovely photo. Do you get many bugs your way? I’ve been looking around for organic insect spray and found Safer Brand’s EndAll. Have you tried it? The stuff looks great. It targets so many bugs.