It has been quite warm lately, so I looked around the garden to see if things were getting to bloom stage. Not yet, but lots of the bulbs are popping out with promising sprouts. Usually I have bloom on the lonicera fragrantissima, but I checked it and there are buds, but no bloom. I will need to keep an eye on it. Them. I have several large bushes in a screening hedge at the end of the drive.
The old saying is that if March comes in like a lamb, it goes out like a lion. So maybe there will be some chill, with winter slamming the door shut at the end of the month. We’ll see.
More reporting on the emerald ash borer. I guess they were breaking the news to us slowly and now are giving out some of the true picture of devastation. It really is awful. So many trees …. just gone.
It made me angry with a nursery man named. He deliberately shipped trees to other states and helped spread the infestation. There really is no excuse. I know that the landscape business has quite a bit of risk and the long term investment, but the future of our forests and street trees are long term investments, too. We need to take care of the earth. We really should be responsible stewards, there is just so much that can be lost and it can be relatively small things that can preserve it for future generations.
We each need to try. I believe most gardeners and nurserymen work hard towards that end; I guess it only takes a few, or in this case -one- to unleash a lot of trouble.
Sorry to get “sappy” on you……. the article really impacted me.