I was so tired of the cold and snow after that last unexpected snowstorm two weeks ago that I bought a pot of tulips at the grocery store. Finally all this week we have had warm weather in the 60's and 70's. What a treat! Blooming is slowly getting started here. Everything seems to be two weeks or more late. The Bradford pear trees and magnolias in the neighborhood finally bloomed about five days ago.
Here are some photos of what has emerged in my garden so far.
|My first daffodil bloomed a week ago.|
|The first hyacinth bloomed a week ago also.|
|This primrose is in full bloom.|
|The Brunnera macrophylla are coming along nicely. I have four of them in the garden.|
|The sweet woodruff has emerged. I have three clumps of these in shady areas of the back garden.|
|Also appearing is the first fern.|
|The tulip garden is taking its time and still not in bloom.|
|This branch on one of my Yoshino cherry trees is just about ready to burst onto bloom.|
In the next day or two, the cherry trees will bloom, most of my daffodils will open, and hopefully a tulip or two will show up. I am hoping that the possible frost/freeze for the middle of this week doesn't materialize.