February has come to the Southern Tier of upstate NY, on the edge of the snow belt - and usually it is still unmistakeably winter. Snow is usually on the ground, sometimes several feets worth. We cope with cold temperatures, and nothing is even close to bloom.
This year...well, the snow drought continues. Sunday, we got a little snow, with bitter cold winds. But, it melted. Yesterday we had snow flurries with no accumulation. Today, the ground is bare except in a few sheltered spots.
My only flowers are inside, and finally my African Violets are blooming.
Meanwhile, outside, daffodils are poking out of the ground...
A lilac is trying to leaf out.
Many people are reporting that springtime allergies are manifesting themselves.
Back to the indoors: my Christmas Cactus has buds, so it will probably be done blooming by the next Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
What will happen in the next 29 days? Will we get the "big one", the snowstorm to make up for lost time? Or will I be reporting spring bulbs blooming before their time?
How is your garden doing?