Springtime Joy As Winter Wanes . . .

Hamamelis_vernalis_April_sunset_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com_The Golden Glow of Springtime: Hamamelis vernalis 

It’s been a long, long, harsh winter in New England. This year, more than any in recent memory, we all seem anxious for any sign that the seasons are about to change. Bodnant viburnum, vernal witch hazel, pussy willow, golden spicebush, snowdrops, crocus; as gardeners we cherish these early-blooming harbingers of spring.

Crocus_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com_ Springtime Crocus, Still Sleeping Here; Not Far Beneath the Snow

512x768xLindera_benzoin_North_American_Native_Spicebush_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com_.jpg.pagespeed.ic.d56oqQ6fMB Early-Blooming Spicebush, Lindera benzoin is a Garden Favorite Throughout the Seasons

pussywillow_michaela_medina_harlow Pussy Willow, Salix discolor Catkins – One of the Earliest Signs of Spring

Take heart, cold-climate gardeners! Even in areas where sap is hardly running and buds are barely swelling, a cacophony of birdsong fills the air. Hibernating creatures are stirring and migratory birds are returning. April is just around the corner and springtime is well on her way.

Viburnum-bodnantense-Buds-â“’-michaela-medina-thegardenerseden The first blooms of Bodnant Viburnum, V. bondnantense ‘Dawn’ are My Personal Springtime Touchstone

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