Well anyway, skunks are very cute if somewhat stinky. I would love one as a pet but that ain't a happenin.......so back to flowers. Violets......Snowdrops and crocus, daffodils, tulips, hyacinth. My favourites are Violet. I even look forwards to Dandelions. Last year we had a large crop outside our fence. I love them. They are bright and pretty and look great with violets. This year I am going to try to gather the leaves, they are great in salads and in mashed potatoes.
The very first thing I will see pop from under the snow will be last years pansies. Then the first to actually pop through will be snowdrops.
Its a miracle that happens every year, the ground warms and life begins again. The forsythia blooms before the leaves are fully out. You can gather some bare branches and bring them inside and they will bloom. Yellow is the colour of Spring.
This year Laura and I are planning on planting a garden. It will be awhile but it will be fun. We have decided what we will plant. For now though that is a way off. Before then I plan on seeing a lot of flowers........crocus grow up by the sides of the houses because the heat from the house melts the snow there quickly.