We finally have some blooming crocuses! To me, this says spring is truly here.
After a few warm days I've been itching to get outside and clean out our flower beds. Unfortunately it is still a little muddy for too much raking, but I've had a chance to check some of my perennials. I cleared the mulch blanket off the strawberry patch to see what was going on down there and was pleased to see the green leaves of my June-bearers and wild strawberries. It never ceases to amaze that they can survive under that deep, crusty blanket of snow.