Spring in Maryland

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:17:33 PDT
Spring is “officially” here in zone 7 Montgomery County, Maryland. Well,
it’s here according to my criterion: the spring peepers (tiny frogs about
the size of an almond) were in full chorus on March 9. Daytime temperatures
had gone up well above 60º F. and there had been a long, slow rain – perfect
conditions for a peeper chorus.

Flocks of dozens of robins can be seen on local fields. 

And in the cold frame Fritillaria liliacea is blooming. 

The recent cold snap did a lot more damage in the open garden than I at
first realized. Close examination of some newly opened reticulate irises
shows lots of mechanical damage. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Paeonia tenuifolia has
just poked up a bit.

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