OK, so I was wrong. Last year the coltsfoot didn’t appear, at least I didn’t see any, until April 27. On the way back from Peggy’s Cove, I saw a small stretch of coltsfoot along the highway. Must have been a spot sheltered from the wind and the ground had warmed enough to encourage the growth.
I saw a lone coltsfoot flower near the fence in my former neighbour’s back yard area this afternoon.
The crocuses I planted 20 years ago were peeking through the dead hosta debris – also much earlier than last year.
So I guess you could say it’s spring in Nova Scotia after all.