A few days ago a robin visited the yard and even had a morning drink at the solar fountain:
Since the nights are still freezing, I placed the solar panel in a container filled with bubble-wrap and put some plastic wrap on top for a little extra cold protection. The pump itself is insulated by the water depth: Only the top freezes.
Some red tulips planted last fall emerging:
Raking revealed lobelia cardinalis (red cardinal flower–a very hardy hummingbird favorite) already returning:
Unlike Late Dutch woodbine which is fattening up it’s new growth buds first, Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’ may be unfurling too soon in its sunny spot:
Russian Red Kale sprouts in the coldframe are rising quickly:
Here’s hoping for a swift and smooth spring arrival for hummingbird migration.