If you saw my story yesterday (http://articles.philly.com/2012-01-29/news/30676220_1_zones-warm-winters-winter-aconite) you may have felt relief that you aren't the only one experiencing a springlike winter in the garden. Bulbs are popping 4-6 weeks early all over the Philadelphia region, along with forsythia, hellebores, azaleas and other plants.
This means our spring - which, believe it or not, doesn't begin till March 20 this year - may be a little less colorful. Which is too bad. Don't know about you, but I'm not ready for spring just yet. It's a little too chilly out there to be in spring mode.
I took a stroll around the garden yesterday. Just to see what's what. What a mess. We may not have had snow this winter, but we've had a lot of wind. It's "Pick Up Sticks" time again in my back yard.
Since I'm basically under construction at my house - more on this at a later date - I have the added issue of mud, lost plants, undone irrigation system and the general chaos that comes when your yard is dug up to install new drainage pipes.