Spring seems to have arrived just a bit early this year, how awesome! Normally we could expect some huge dumpage of snow in March and at the very least lots of sleet and cold temperatures. This has been one of the warmest winters on record for our city with an average temperature of 0.9 C. I don't mind that, no not at all.
I was going to my car this morning and looked over at my new lilac bush to see if it survived the winter. What's that? you say...a stick? Look closer and see....a bud! And on the other plant there are new buds on the ends of the branches...in March! Normally I wouldn't see this kind of growth until the end of April, sometimes even May. How fantastic :)