March , 2012

 March 12, 2012
 Crocuses in Essex Junction

To the right are the earliest blooming Crocuses I have ever had. They usually grace us with their presence at the end of March.

A Walk in March

"This hill
crossed with broken pines and maples
lumpy with the burial mounds of
uprooted hemlocks (hurricane
of ’38) out of their
rotting hearts generations rise
trying once more to become
the forest
just beyond them 
tall enough to be called trees 
in their youth like aspen a bouquet 
of young beech is gathered
they still wear last summer’s leaves  
the lightest brown almost translucent 
how their stubbornness has decorated  
the winter woods"
-  Grace Paley, A Walk in March

March weather sayings:
When March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb.

So many mists in March, so many frosts in May.  

April borrows three days from March and their all ill.  

A wet March, a wet Spring.

As it rains in March so it rains in June.

March winds and April showers
Bring forth May flowers.

A dry March and a wet May
Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.

When your bones hurt a storm is coming. 

If it rains on Easter Sunday, it will rain every Sunday for seven weeks.
When bees stay close to the hive rain is close by.

Count the cricket chirps to tell the temperature. 

Compiled from Spirit of Gardening

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