Spring in the North

Yesterday was Beltane/Walpurgi’s Night and the whole country celebrated. Not me though, I’m suffering from one of the most persistent colds I’ve ever had so I just stayed in watching Hemlock Grove and eating candy. I heard lots of fireworks though, and I could smell how every single neighbour were barbecuing.

Spring has officially arrived now, and even though there’s still a few piles of snow here and there it’s getting much warmer and plants have started to sprout.

Spring 2013

The whole front lawn is snow-free now! Only a week ago it still looked like this.

Spring 2013

The grass is still dead though, and now you can see that ugly patch of dirt in the lawn…
But wait, what is that?

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Hey, something is growing! I wonder what it is?

When we moved into the house last fall we saw that empty patch of dirt and figured the previous tenants had a bush or something that they dug up and took with them when they left. I sort of forgot about it during the winter, but then when it started melting I begun thinking about what to do with it. Sow grass and just make more lawn maybe? Make an extra flower bed?

But now I have these sprouts sticking up. I’ll be watching them carefully to see what they’ll grow into.

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I also found a small yellow flower growing in one of the flower beds. No idea what that is either.

I’m like Jack Skellington all over the place. “What’s this? What’s this?” XD I know nothing about gardening but I’m very interested in learning. This is so exciting, to witness our first spring in the house! I can’t wait to see what else has survived the winter! :D


  1. 7 May 2013

    Spännande att inte veta vad det är för blommor som kommer upp! :)

  2. Ann-Kristin
    9 May 2013

    Kul att det växer hos er. Bladen som kommer upp i den främre rabatten ser absolut ut att bli tulpaner tycker jag. Dom vissnar ju ner efter blomningen så det var därför det var tomt i höstas.

    • 10 May 2013

      Jaaa, det kanske är tulpaner! Det har vuxit upp mer nu och det ser faktiskt ut som tulpanblad. Spännande :)

  3. 11 May 2013

    Your house is lovely. :)

    I’m having the same type of experience with our new house. We moved into it last fall, and it has a huge flowerbed in the front and one in the back. It has been so much fun seeing what will pop up from the ground next, and then running to the computer to look up the flowers I’m unsure about. This spring has been full of new discoveries so far. :heart:

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