This past week has been the warmest on record. It’s hard to believe that there is still just under 2 months until planting season. I was out in the garden all week raking leaves, mending the soil, cutting back perennials, potting up dahlia tubers and just wanting to get my hands dirty. So much is coming to life and so much earlier than usual. This weekend is supposed to cool quite a bit, though, so who knows what April will bring. Maybe it will be payback for the gorgeous March and end of winter we had.
I found many plants coming to life. These photos were taken earlier in the week, so there is more growth now and some are even in bloom.
Hydrangeas starting to leaf out.
Mini Botanical tulips.
Double narcissi and double tulips.
Puschkinia libanotica striped squill. I have about 30 of these bulbs.
Cream beauty crocus.
Peony roots are sending up shoots.
Starting to see the many daylilies sprout their leaves.
Forbesii alba just starting to poke through.
Sedum postman’s pride.
The cherry blossom tree in our front yard is showing small buds. Last year it bloomed in the last week of May, it will be interesting to see when it blooms this year. It is so pretty when in full bloom, it’s too bad the flowers only last a week before the wind blows the petals all over the yard.