In a Vase on Monday – Winter Hangs On

“Your time has come, now hasten little snowflakes. To vanish quite away; The spring-tide hours are sounding gentle warnings, forbidding you to stay.” ~M.E. Hathaway

This has not been a good start to spring. Winter, which rarely showed itself this year, decided to come around, last week, for a fond farewell that I could have done without.

The crocus were splayed and frozen across the snow as it fell (see photo at beginning of post). Birds were desperate to find food. Our eastern robins are eating the sumac fruit along with many other birds trying to stay warm.

Bulbs that were blooming were frozen. Then a foot of snow fell on Saturday. But on Friday, just before the snow fell, I rescued a few small bulbs. This is the first iris reticulata that bloomed and was frozen.

I decided to defrost this iris and a few Scilla siberica or Siberian squill where they are staying alive in a vase.

As the snow melts this week, I am continuing to hope nature is done with winter and true spring will come to stay.

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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12 Replies to “In a Vase on Monday – Winter Hangs On”

  1. Yes, winter always seems to give us a parting ‘gift’
    So sad to see our frozen crocus!

  2. CloudFlare apparently rejected my first attempt at posting a comment so I’m trying again.

    Your first photo prompted an involuntary “ouch” from me. I’m glad you managed to rescue the other blooms, esoecially that stunning Scilla.

  3. It shows how resilient spring bulbs are though, Donna, and I am so pleased you were able to rescue these little beauties before they were hidden again – they will bring you much pleasure, I am sure.

  4. Yes, it’s tough to take when the winter is mild, and then suddenly spring is colder than late winter. I hope we’ll both soon have comfy, beautiful spring weather. You have a lovely arrangement, Donna. 🙂

  5. Donna, that big snow is almost an insult to our hearts when we’re holding spring so tightly there but hope the weather settles down soon in favor of warmer days. Do you know the name of your iris reticulata? It’s stunning.

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