Spring Garden Photos for 2017
by Jim Gerrish
The warmth of Spring 2017 arrived
very early this year. On February 24th, shortly after Winter Storm Niko, it was warm
enough for the tulips and daffodils to begin poking green sprouts
up in my front yard garden on Sanford Street in East Orange.
On March 2nd, the first batch of
crocuses peeked out from the dry leaves of Autumn surrounded by
still developing tulips. Last year, the crocuses didn't arrive
until March 9th, as recorded HERE. The leaves will remain in place until we are sure that
there will be no more frosts this Spring, then they will be
gently raked away from the growing plants that are waiting just
March 18th - 4 days AFTER Winter
Storm Stella Dumped 6 inches of snow on us, tulips and daffodils
in my front yard are still determined to grow and bloom.
March 19th - A bright sunny day
makes the snow melt away. More flower leaves begin to pop up
above the receding snow.
March 20th- The First Day of
Spring. Blooming is definitely about to happen to the daffodils.
March 27th, the first daffodils
finally bloom on Sanford Street. The stems need a little help in
standing upright after all the cold temperatures and wind they
have been through. They are lucky to still be blooming, and we
are glad to help out where we can.
I will continue to record the
arrival of flowers, fruits and berries as Spring continues...
If anyone else in East Orange
wants to share their garden photos on this page as their gardens
come to life during the Spring and Summer of 2017, please feel
free to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .