We are having quite a roller coaster ride to Spring. Just two weeks ago I showed you sprouts that are coming up in my garden for Daffodils, Tulips and even some blooms on my Snowdrops and Hellebores. Yet last week we were covered in snow, and temperatures were dipping into the low teens. I barely managed to get out of town to visit Southern California with freezing rain expected in the forecast. Yet, here we are again this week with the snow all melted and new blooms are appearing.
My Raja loves to go outside. He nearly decompensated when we had snow last week and he could barely get off of the porch. Now he’s back getting on his bench, hopping the fence and lying in wait underneath his Rhodie. (For a larger image, click through once and then click through again for the large image.)
My Crocuses are blooming. So far we have yellow ones and the purple one out near the sidewalk. A couple of weeks ago those were also just tiny little sprouts, and were covered by snow last week. We will soon have white ones and some pretty pink and purple stripy ones. A neighbor down the street has a whole patch of Crocuses under his Maple that are in full bloom right now. They are gorgeous.
Here’s a bud that is already appearing on one of my Daffodils. Last week it was covered by snow. And the week before it was just barely a sprout.
My Hellebores are now in full bloom and beautiful. Last week was snowy and the week before that they were blooming nicely but not as full as today.
My Tulips are up a lot more than they were two weeks ago. Last week, of course, they were completely covered in snow.
My Pieris is just starting to bloom. We have one right by our front door, and it is so fragrant. I just love it. We have one near our backdoor too, but it has not shown any blooms yet.
I haven’t checked my Forsythia recently, but I imagine the buds are getting fatter on that too. The buds on my Red Flowering Currents are definitely fat, and I can hardly wait until they bloom next month.
I did start pruning a few more shrubs last week. And as soon as my Hardy Fuchsias start the show some shoots, I will prune those. I can definitely prune my Roses when I managed to get to them. Now if only it would stop raining, I could get out. And if those winter storms stop rolling through the North, Midwest and East, they can all get out too.