|'Wolf Eyes' Kousa Dogwood Buds. I was very worried this tree was dead. It is getting too much sun on summer afternoons and suffered severe leaf burn last year.|
The weather forecasters are saying an "historic storm" is about to move through Rhode Island, dumping up to 30 inches of snow. Ugh, but we really can't complain. Last year, we had a very long, cold and snowy winter which seemed like it would never end. This is the first storm of the year and we turn the page into February at the end of the week. All the more reason to take pleasure in these first signs of an early spring!
|Northlands Blueberry bush buds|
|Jersey Blueberry bush buds|
|Black Lace Elderberry|
|These Elderberry bushes are covered in buds but I will have to prune them back in the spring to encourage more bushy growth.|
|Peppermint Swiss Chard|
Even the Swiss chard and kale have some new shoots after the freezing temperatures of the last week and look at the Brussels sprouts!
We'll see what's left of my January buds once the storm has moved through!