Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tulips in February??

February 22, 2012 was a fabulous day. It was sunny and warm. I got to run outside and the kids rode their bikes. While enjoying the warm afternoon, I noticed the tulips in our front yard were poking through. Did I mention that it is February?

The weather in PA where I live has been so mild this winter. While I enjoy the opportunity to run outside, instead of the treadmill, I can't help but think about the consequences of a mild weather that will be felt come spring and summer.

Will the lack of snow have an impact on the water supply? Will there be more bugs this year, because it didn't get cold enough to kill them? Will my tulips survive if we do get an extreme cold snap?  All of these things are out of my control.

In the meantime, I'll continue to run outside, the kids will continue to ride their bikes and play with side walk chalk, and the spring bulbs will continue to poke through.

 Have your spring bulbs started poking through the ground? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. I have the same worries! I did decide to cut back a little on the vegetable garden this year, but in the back of my mind is a fear that we'll have a bad year.

    We have lots of daffodil bulbs and some crocuses coming up. Every fall I intend to plant crocuses in the lawn for a nice spring surprise, but never get to it. Maybe I need to delegate the job. :)

  2. We have a lot of daffodil bulbs and I haven't seen any yet, but I've seen some start to come through around the sub entrance where I think it's warmer because of all the traffic, so I figure it won't be long. Though we are supposed to get 6 inches of snow tonight so maybe that'll put a damper on it.


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