Finally, some blooms to share!
Though we did get 2 inches of snow yesterday morning. Really. It melted by late afternoon.
It’s been mostly in the 40s & 50s here lately, with lows in the 30s & 40s, but we’re expecting high temps in the 80s on Wednesday and Thursday this week, for the first time since last summer. Rollercoaster (of love).
Poor plants. Poor birds. Poor insects. No one knows what to expect.
Meanwhile, here’s what’s flowering and budding!
Bulbs: tulips, fritillaria uva vulpis, fritillaria meleagris, daffodils, muscari
Perennials: pasqueflower, brunnera, spring bush pea, hellebore
So-called Weeds: dandelion, coltsfoot, violets
Shrubs & Trees: lilacs, ‘Olga Mezitt’ rhododendron, dwarf Andromeda, quince, peach trees
Come back in June for lots of flowers!
Spring is like a perhaps hand
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More GBBD, hosted at May Dreams Gardens:
… danger garden – always fun for me to see interesting spikey things that don’t grow here
… Late to the Garden Party (south coastal California, so MUCH in bloom!)
… Commonweeder in western Mass. is more my speed
… Veg Plotting in the UK focuses on a clematis
… Dirt Therapy in Vancouver, WA already has lupines, lilacs, salvia, oh my.
… Garden in a City (Chicago, to be exact) has lilacs, columbine, trillium, bleeding heart …