I’ve got a gardening question for you. I’ve noticed that up here in Maine the crocuses and daffodils have already bloomed, while the grass has only gotten green in the last day or two and certainly won’t need to be mowed for a week or
Although halfway up the coast of Maine is farther north than Toronto, Canada, in the winter the weather here is often more like that in Pennsylvania, the ocean warms the air so much. Spring’s here, or at least that’s what the crocus tells me: But
The plants are taking energy from their bulbs to create nice, long greens that won’t have very long to take in new energy from the thin midwinter sun. Will their blooms suffer in the spring?
Deer tend to get the blame for eating plants like this, but I’m more inclined to blame the rabbits, woodchucks, or the squirrels – something with an eye close to the ground, and a brain that can’t remember that it’s the autumn crocus that has flavorful saffron for a pollen.