Never Mind the Chill: Spring is Here!

Crocuses (or, if you wish, crocae, or are they croci?) are coming into bloom by the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade (click to enlarge).

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  • DIBS

    Most welcome. The earliest of the cherry tree buds are juest emerging in Philadelphia.

  • Andrew Porter

    The witch hazel in the tubs in front of 111 Hicks Street is also coming into bloom.

  • AnnofOrange

    Gotta get the old, now brown, greens out of the window boxes. Except the soil is still frozen! Grrr!

  • elaine comstock leirer

    crocAE…….love it

  • ClaudeScales

    Since crocus has the masculine -us suffix, shouldn’t the Latin plural be croci?

  • David on Middagh

    Huh wut? You said… and then she said… and then you said…

  • Johnny Cakes

    At what date should BH people who still have Christmas decorations hanging on their doors or setting in their window boxes get fined? Easter? Or April Fools Day?

  • ClaudeScales

    I added the parenthetical in the top post in response to Ms Leirer’s comment.

  • ClaudeScales

    I’ve been wondering about that, too. A Mississippi native who was a friend of my parents once warned them that we had to have our Christmas decor down by New Year’s Day, or our cotton would rot in the fields.

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  • Ann B Chapin

    Although I remove the red bow, I like to keep my wreath on the door as long as it is alive and the weather is cold. It gives me a cheery feeling when I enter my home. I believe that in the Church (Episcopal) there is such a thing as Candlemas Day? (someone please help me out here) when decorations should be removed.
    Well, I guess my egg wreath will be going up soon!! ;-D

  • Ann B Chapin

    I looked it up Johnny! Candlemas is Feb 2nd.