I'm sure the croci will be fine, but they probably aren't taking off as fast as they could if it were a balmy 60°F like it was last week. At least the sun is shining - I think the ground will still warm up even though the air temp is below freezing.
|My first crocus coming up, hoping it will bloom this weekend but the 18° air temps probably aren't helping!|
In other news, I was looking around the edge of the mulch border where I planted the crocuses, and I noticed a sprig of green poking out from under a rock. I lifted up the rock and found a long yellow crocus stem trying its best to find the sun. Oops! I must have re-arranged the rocks without realizing how close the croci were to the stones. I wanted them to be right next to the stone, but I didn't want to confuse them!
|Let me move that rock out of your way with my human hands, sorry about that!|
|Soil temperature map for March 28, 2015 from GreenCastOnline.com|