Spring cheerleaders Snowdrops and Winter Aconite are usually seen against a backdrop of snow.
Everything seems to be starting earlier this year. Snowdrops and Winter Aconite are two small bulbs that are in full bloom. Even Crocus are beginning to show their colorful tips. These early harbingers of spring naturalize readily and bring a bright spot to the early spring garden. Look up at big trees and you will notice the buds swelling and even some flowers starting on Red and Silver Maples. Willows are beginning to green. The Magnolia’s fuzzy buds are getting bigger.
Male Red Maples are sending flowers ahead of schedule.
Spring is here or at least it’s close… it was a pretty easy winter, as far as Chicago winters go. Many people are wondering what this mild winter weather means… in our expert opinion, we think it was an easy winter and it feels like an early spring! Get out and ENJOY.