With the cold weather behind us (at least for present), the entire garden responded with joy to last week’s rain and snow. Peach trees which were in bud are now flaunting their colors, and it appears I’ll be, once again, fighting the deer for peaches this summer. The apple trees remain wary; their branches still appear dead and lifeless.
Beauty is popping up everywhere. The Roman blue Hyacinths I planted last fall are blooming, and Scott from Old House Gardens was right. They are more airy than traditional Hyacinths. Don’t you love that blue perfection? Now, we’ll see if they truly multiply.
The dwarf flowering almond I planted last year is blooming, but the cold snap we had killed off some of its rosey pink blooms. While looking at it, I noticed that one of the clematis had heaved itself up out of the soil. I smooshed it back in, but it will probably be a goner. Such are the life lessons gardening teaches us. Each spring there are winners and losers.
I’ll leave you with a daffodil collage, but before I do, I must mention that Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. Go on over and visit. She’ll be glad you did, and while you’re there, you can see what others around the country are growing.