The fire ant mound in our front flower bed is
active again( one of my least favorite signs that spring has really gotten
started. Another less pleasant sign of spring's arrival is the pollen candles
that are developing on the pine trees in the area. Kingwood is located
in a mixed forest of pines, oaks, gum trees and other varieties that have
been planted by homeowners. Late February often means a light chartreuse
powdering of pine pollen covering cars, fences and the beginning of spring
Here is the tip of the first bulb to emerge!(7:30 a.m.on February 10,1998) It poured rain most of the day, and the temperatures were warm. By the end of the day, it was twice as tall and a much darker green.
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