After I bought my big pile of seeds and bulbs and garden decorations and dog food bowls and birdseed and what-have-you at the Country Store the other day, Bill and Kathey gave me a goodbye present: a forced hyacinth bulb and a pretty little vase designed to hold it. You put water in the vase, set the bulb into the mouth of it, and let it grow. As you can see from the picture, the roots are already taking off, and I’ve only had it for a few days.
The snow is melting outside. January is over. Tomorrow is the Super Bowl. The groundhog didn’t see his shadow. It’s 11 days to pitchers’ and catchers’ camp. It’s three months, one week, and five days to planting day.
In other words … spring is on the way!