The words I have waited so long this March to type:
I have spotted the first green sprouting from a bulb in the gardens of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
It’s in the very corner of the front garden, where a good-sized pile of snow still lurks a half-dozen feet past the neighboring juniper.
My dear wife Karen knows it’s a by-now-raggedy tulip, one of a batch she put in our cherished ground soon after we first moved in the July of 2004. She says she’s been digging them up after they wilt every summer now for several years because they look so … beyond gone, but still several make their way back each spring.
I am happy, oh so, to see this one almost a week after the calendar start to spring 2015. I’ve looked hard on our property, and cannot yet say we have bud one for me to shoot and share on any branch.
Has your first bulb come up, and if so, what is it? What buds have come to life on your trees? Have you dug up bulbs only to have them come back regardless, and if so, what’s your hardy species?