I don't have a whole lot to say, but wanted to share some more pictures of the flowers...it was 90 degrees on Thursday, then the next 2 nights we had a frost advisory! Needless to say, the 90 degrees was by far the most unusual! It hadn't been that warm in almost 3 years! I enjoyed it thoroughly, but my tulips didn't appreciate it at all. As a result, some of them are already dropping petals after less than a week in bloom. The heat really sped things up. The trees are almost all leafed out, and even my Queen of the Night tulips are in bloom (they are usually later). I've had them for 5 years now. They got somewhat smaller the second year, but have stayed the same ever since. They look slightly out of place among the brighter reds and pastels, but I don't have the heart to take them out. I've always been fascinated by "black" flowers, but they should definitely be used sparingly. Two years ago I had only the small flower garden, and in late July, "Black Boy" bachelor's buttons and "Rubenza" cosmos were the only things in bloom. It was fine on a sunny day, but looked rather depressing when it was cloudy! Just one of my many amusing blunders!
I'm completely puzzled about this lovely daffodil. It has never bloomed before, and I didn't plant any new daffodils last fall! Yet here it is!
The forget-me-nots are starting to open!
I've never seen strawberries bloom here in May before!
This week will be planting week, I hope, since the night temperatures finally seem to be moderating a little bit! Some of my plants are getting really anxious to get out of their pots!
Remember the bush that got crushed by the snow? It has recovered nicely! If anyone has any idea what it is, please let me know!
And just for fun, here are some of my girls. They enjoy the dandelions that I weed out of my gardens!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.