Oh how I loved it, but it is definitely done.
It went into the vase on February 18th:
At it's peak on March 22nd:
And March 29th (today it's just too sad to photograph):
My mom wants me to keep the bulb and nurse it into blooming again, but I've read that it might not bloom the first year. I just can't see me doing all of that work when there will be a gazillion ready to purchase next winter all ready to flower. Sorry, Mom, I'm falling prey to the nurseryman's scam.
Looks like it's going to be at least another week before we hit the 50s here. So March is in and out like -- what's half way between a lion and and lamb -- VPH says a llama. Pretty typical of spring in CT, we'll go from 40 one day to 80 the next. Our average lows in this area hover around freezing until mid-April. So I'm not planning to start any heavy clean-up or planting for another couple of weeks.
I'm feeling a little guilty about putting off any action outside when I see other garden bloggers working away like busy little beavers. Some of the overachievers you can check out to avoid being too disappointed in me:
Are you in full gardening swing or longing for warmer weather like I am?