The warmest temperatures of the year, and accompanying Chinook winds have changed the surrounding scenery here on an hourly basis today. The raised beds are almost completely clear of snow, and the rock garden is beginning to emerge. The new garden patch remains completely hidden though. There is water pooling on the driveway, and my homemade river is raging! At a glance, the property is still very white, but things are emerging hourly.
Rock cress (aubretia( ready to bloom in the rock garden! There are no sign of snowdrops yet.
Strawberry plant just unmulched to expose healthy green leaves.
My biggest surprise today was the survival and apparent thriving of the Italian parsley!
The Egyptian onions also made it through the winter. No hint of the garlic yet, but it won't be long before it shows itself.
Tomorrow is forecast to be a few degrees cooler, though still warm enough to do lots of melting. After that, it's back to +5/-5 temperatures for a while again.