There’s hope. Here come the bulbs! The tiny little bulbs with drooped white heads called ‘Snowdrops’ are starting to appear in some in places, if not in your yard yet.
It’s called the March Bank at Winterthur, where a succession of bulbs heralds the spring in a dramatically simple way and, this year, it may last into April.
In cold winters like this, plants – even early bloomers – just wait a little longer.
You can plant bulbs well into winter, but once the ground gets cold, it’s much harder to dig. So, do it now and you’ll be rewarded early blooms come Spring.
This is the time to plant bulbs that will bloom come spring. And if you plant a lot in one place, you only have to dig one hole.
Even if your yard is shady all summer, you may have many more places to plant bulbs that need ‘Full Sun’ than you think.