What a difference a few days makes in a garden.

Today, we have spring flowers:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

Some of the Crocus flowers were already blooming when Albuquerque got hit with two big (for the desert) winter storms over the weekend. More have since opened.

Here’s what the planter box looked like on Saturday, from the top step looking down:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

No sign of purple under there.

Over the weekend, another flower box looked like this:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

Completely obscured are the garlic shoots, Hyacinths and Chionodoxa. You can see some of the Daffodil leaves through the snow.

Today, we have these guys:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

Like nothing ever happened. Happy as can be.

Here’s what all the containers looked like on Saturday morning:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

And earlier today:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

They wouldn’t be early spring bloomers if they couldn’t handle the occasional snow dump. They probably relished the moisture.

Because of the timing of our snow the past few months, I haven’t watered in the front gardens a single time. Yet I still found these a couple of days ago:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, winter weather in the desert

It’s amazing to me what Nature handles on its own. Even in the desert.

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Good To Grow is an Albuquerque-based interior and exterior landscaping service. We use plants and flowers to decorate offices, homes and patios around the city. We also offer memorial garden services, meaning that when a loved one passes, we can plant a customized garden in his or her honor. If the person who passed was an avid cook, we can plant an herb garden to honor that person’s memory. If a Veteran dies, we can plant a red, white, and blue perennial flower garden. If you lost a beloved pet, we can plant a garden around the burial site.

If you’d like to know more about the landscaping or memorial garden services offered, please send an email to lizatheplantlady at gmail dot com. Thank you for your consideration.

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