Spring Show

tulip garden
     The last two weeks have been downright cold here by late spring standards.  We have been 10 to 15 degrees below normal.  Our heat is still coming on in the early morning hours because the temperature has been in the low 40's at night.

     Some of the trees are struggling to put out leaves.  This is extremely late for trees here which are normally full of leaves by early to mid-April.

     Despite the cold, there are some things blooming.  My tulip garden has been in full bloom for a week now.

     The late spring blooming daffodils in my front garden all bloomed this week.

St. Patrick's Day daffodil
     This St. Patrick's Day daffodil is so named because the perianth segments are tinged green when first opening.

     Last week I bought some pots that fit the deck railing at this house and filled them with diascia and calibrachoa.



     Two weeks ago I made a discovery on the side of the house.  Three asiatic lilies suddenly appeared in front of the boxwood bushes.  I wonder what color they will be.

asiatic lilies


     I found one lonely violet in the back yard.  I routinely gather violets in the spring wherever I find them as I walk the dog.  I put them in a tiny vase on my kitchen table.  To me they are a lovely and true sign of spring.


  1. St. Patrick's Day is lovely. It didn't persist in my garden, many large-cup daffodils disdain my humid summers.

    Were your lilies squirrel planted? It looks to be a good lily year and I look forward to every little trumpet.

  2. I don't know how the lilies were planted. We just moved into this house in February. For the most part, daffodils do ok here, unless we have an early hot and humid spell.

  3. I'm glad Spring has finally arrived for you. We've been having some lovely weather here in England over the last fortnight and the plants are thriving, but apparently it's going to change from tomorrow and the colder weather will be back :-( It's always lovely to have a plant pop up for free, I look forward to seeing how your lilies turn out.

  4. Lana, your spring's a-blooming apace, and your discoveries, like the violet, must be nice bonuses.