Signs of Life in a Winter Garden

Signs of active plant life make the farm instantly seem more alive. I was a little down this morning when I went out for a walk with the dog. It’s a pretty dreary day: cold, misty, and foggy. Fortunately I was treated to little clues that even though it’s only February, spring is only a few weeks away! The early bloomers’ buds are swelling with life.

dogwood

dogwood

lilac

lilac

forsythia

forsythia

magnolia

magnolia

bridal veil

bridal veil

pussy willow

pussy willow

water drops on wild black cherry

water drops on wild black cherry

foggy day

foggy day

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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