Winter keeps hanging around with a new storm system blowing through every week. While waiting for spring to spring, I go out into the yard every morning to see how my outdoor plants are doing.
The outdoor succulents are surviving!
I planted this ghost plant (Graptopetalum) last spring as part of a succulent/ cactus display in front of a southwest facing brick wall. It grew so well last summer that I couldn't bring the entire plant indoors for the winter.
So far they haven't frozen but I can't say the same for this poor little bee:
I found this drowned bee frozen in the bird bath. (Yeah I know. Bees aren't plants but I liked this picture so much I just had to post it.)
The buds Are swelling!
Early blooming bushes and trees are budding out.
Buds forming on the stem of a holly bush
Spring bulbs are breaking ground!
Spring bulbs are breaking dormancy.
First sign of hyacinths
The blooms on these daffodils are getting close to opening. I can't wait!
And some arugula is still hanging on!
The arugula is in the middle of the picture. The tallish plant to the right is a mustard that volunteered during the fall. It puts on a little growth every time we get a few warm days.