Spring in northern California

This is where we’re at weather wise in the foothills of northern California. These daffodils are growing in front of the old school house in Coloma. Flowering plums and pears are starting to bloom as spring has sprung! We will still have cold weather and even a little snow but the grass has turned the hills green again and the manzanita is in bloom.

The last two years we’re washouts for the garden center biz around here. We had rain constantly through May of last year and June the year before. This year we are at 60 % of average rain, but that means the spring has been a lot drier which is good for business. The water resource board came on and said we have enough snow and water to supply our needs for this year. So perhaps this will be a year when folks can get out into the yard in spring and enjoy the garden.