Trusting Spring Will Spring Again

Snowy garden at Happy Simple Living blog

If you’re a gardener, you have to roll with the punches. Mother Nature gave us the ole’ one-two this week with a spring snowstorm. We’re used to late-season snow here in Colorado, but not the cold. We tied a record last night with a low temperature of just 7 degrees F, and some of the flowers are protesting.

Here are the hyacinths on Monday:

Hyacinth at Happy Simple Living blog

…and today:

Droopy hyacinths

The daffodils were perky on Monday:

Daffodils at Happy Simple Living blog

…but face down today:

Snowy daffodils at Happy Simple Living blog

How’s the weather in your part of the country? How are you adapting with your garden, given the extreme weather that seems to be increasingly the norm? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences.

C’mon, spring!

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

4 comments to Trusting Spring Will Spring Again

  • Oh that is so sad! But your attitude about it is great. Since it is May 1st, I am hoping that spring has sprung officially now?

  • We are up here in Michigan and we’ve gotten tons of rain over the last 36 hours, so much that my wife sent some pretty incredible pictures of our flooded backyard. Luckily we are (barely) above the temperature line that if we’d been a few degrees colder, we’d be sharing in the mountains of snow.

  • Eliza, wish I could add a photo here. Not sure where I spotted the idea however we lopped off the bottom of a romaine heart (root end) and placed it in water and new lettuce is sprouting from the top. We have finally been up to the 70’s here in CT. Good luck with your garden. Looking forward to your tips.

  • It got down to 6 degrees here in Denver…. this after I was just telling you how I’ve never lost my peas to cold! At the moment they’re still covered with both frost cloth and an extra blanket, which I’m leaving on for another night. Hopefully they’ll be OK. I also covered some of my early blooming tulips. We’ll see how they fare. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

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