March 10, 2010

March visit to my greenhouse

Slowly, spring is arriving here in the Northeast.  Little snowdrop and crocus flowers are beginning to emerge through the thawing ground and daffodil shoots are pushing up also.  The buds on all the trees are swelling, getting ready to burst open for leaves to unfurl.  And the days are becoming longer with that warm glow in the sky as the sun rises and sets.  These longer days of spring also have a great impact on what is growing in my greenhouse.  The tropical plants begin responding favorably to the warmth of the sun's rays and colorful flowers and pleasant scents abound.  I gave you a little tour of the greenhouse last month and it's interesting to see how much has changed since then.  Please enjoy this little bit of splendor.