By Phran Novelli
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – 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. And on days when the snow and ice melt back a bit, you can see the leaves of daffodils and other bulbs finding their way up through the soil to meet the sun.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Father Of Man Who Marked Grim Milestone For Philly Wants Son To Be Remember More Than Number
If you planted bulbs, go take a look and see if you can find any green leaves shooting through. It’s wonderful on a deadly drab winter’s day to find the first signs of springtime growing in your yard. It makes you so glad you planted bulbs!READ MORE: Upper Darby Chiropractor Charged With Sexually Abusing 9-Year-Old Girl During Exam
And, if you didn’t plant any, take a walk and take comfort from those iris leaves popping up next to a neighbor’s mailbox, or the tell-tale tops of thousands of ‘tête-à-tête’ daffodils that will soon parade across a park near you.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Business Owners Seeing Uptick In Brazen Thefts
That plain brown package that goes into the ground as a bulb in the fall only to surprise you when it sprouts in the spring is one of the most satisfying things about gardening. And it’s one of the simplest ways to induce spring fever, no matter what the thermometer – or that groundhog – may say.