So far, only 2 of about 30 are poking through, and it's the two that don't have any mulch over them - so I'm guessing in the next few days I should see similar stems poking through the mulch all around my borders.
The context, both of the sprouts I've spotted are in the stones and not in the mulch... I'm guessing it has more to do with the depth of the bulb, but another theory is that the stones heat up quicker and might make the ground warmer, triggering the emergence.
Elsewhere in the yard, I'm still waiting for the last of the snow to melt, and for the Crocus sp to emerge. The forecast was updated, and we should have a solid week above freezing (including overnight lows). It looks like spring has finally arrived here in Indiana.
The median last frost date for my location is April 15-22, so I'll keep an eye out for new sprouts - but I'm not going to transplant any grasses or any new additions until then. I am planning to work some peat moss into the heavy clay soil to start my main backyard bed. I want to get some of the peat moss in early to let it start decomposing to help the soil along before I put my plants in - so I'm hoping for a muddy sloppy March anticipating April planting.
|Goodbye snow, make way for Crocus blooms|
|Same spot as the above photo from a different angle a few hours later in the day|