Here in central Alabama we are getting a taste of warmth and spring, I reckon you could call us the deep south but when I think of the deep south I am thinking about Mobile Alabama or the Keys of Florida.
There are a few flowers that always come up and pop out when spring is getting close and all around my deck I see them, Daffodils. No matter where I live I always take a clump of daffodil bulbs with me. Its a comfort flower 🙂
Daffodils come in many colors now but I still will call the plain yellow my favorite by far, daffodils seem to love it wherever you put them. And its common to be riding on a road and see them growing and blooming next to the edge. Or you look on the side of a mountain and there under the trees are a patch of daffodils, smiling down at you.
Another indication that Spring is near is when the yellow bell bushed are blooming. You will see naked branches strong and proud laced with tiny yellow flowers that resembles bells.
Yellow bell bushes are easy to root, just cut a ling branch and stick it into the dirt, and that is it. Soon you will see new leaves and you will have a bush developing. This is another must have for me, so each time I move I take a few branches with me so that I will always have a beautiful yellow bell bush to welcome spring.
Least but not last is the old hated Dandelion, well they are not hated my me at all. I will see a few scattered about the grass with their brilliant yellow flowers, here they have a mixed colored leaf but as the warmth continues they will turn bright green.
There are many uses for the dandelion and you can eat the flower and leaves, even harvest the roots for tea. I have yet to try the dandelion plant except a few leaves harvested here and there.
What do you see as a sign of Spring?
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry