January started with super snow-storms. Snowing and other smaller storms continued through February.
Since March, nature cannot make up her mind -- will she let winter go or will she let spring come in? So we are constantly seeing dramatic differences in temperature between either day or night; or between one day and the day after. For example, this past Friday (April 1), day-time temperature was about 70 degree Fahrenheit; by night, it was 30 degree Fahrenheit (below freezing), a 40 degree change in temperature within couple of hours!! Nope, it's not an April Fool joke or a lie. Such drastic changes in temperature is creating quite a havoc in the garden. Many of the asparagus shoots were up, but then fell down all limped due to such freezing temperature; leave were out on apple trees, but now they are all drooping. After the long winter, the squirrels and deers are hungry, and eating up all my crocuses, aconite and other bulb flowers. But, I still managed to capture some of their beauties.
So, here are the blooms in March. Only the crocuses and aconites were blooming. Note the net-cover over the yellow crocus in the second picture. These were planted last year. So, I covered them up to save them from the hungry squirrels. I can't wait for these to multiply and naturalize the area. The area will transform into a sea of gold once they naturalize and bloom.
These are the blooms in late-March and April. Crocuses, Hyacinths, Daffodils, Aconites, Grape-Hyacinth, Primrose, Chopin Crown Imperial Fritillaria and Spring Larkspur. Lilies, Tulips and other bulbs are getting ready to bloom soon. I planted many different types of hyacinth in fall 2015. They come in varieties of colors -- white, blue, purple, yellow, pink -- along with heavenly perfume.
With spring comes all the hard work -- putting in seeds, planting, pruning, mulching, cleaning up all the dead plants and branches, cleaning leaves and designing/re-designing. What's happening in your garden? I cannot wait to read all your garden blogs. I am joining in the Nature Notes meme hosted by Rambling Woods