Monday, April 14, 2008

What Will It Be?

Winter has returned. A quarter inch of snow is on the ground and it continues to lightly fall. These scenes were captured yesterday before it turned white and cold again.

Alyssum montanum is beginning to bloom. Its low growing, mounding habit would make it a good choice for my own sunny utility hillside garden.

The Tulips at the top of my drive from Elizabeth at GardenRant are approaching full bloom. What will this cold do to Tulips? I'm thinking things will be fine since it is staying right around freezing and not dropping into arctic temperatures. Will the Daylilies have to start over from scratch?

This thing will have to develop a bit more before a determination as to its identity is made. An initial guess is Squaw-Root, Conopholis americana.

The first of the wild Geraniums has produced a flower. Geranium maculatum is scattered all over this mountain.

The Kingdom of Madison lies on the other side of the fence. Now that hunting season is over it is safer to take a stroll into its territories. A thick patch of the Viola soroia lined a section of the foot path.

The Bloodroots in the Kingdom are twice as big as ours. The flowers, the plants, the groupings were double in size.

The computer time is shared now and the stupid satellite Hughes Network has been particularly ornery and slow of late. Like with the weather, I can only adjust to the circumstances and wait to see how things will be.


chuck b. said...

Nicely arranged clumps of tulips and daylilies.

Frances, said...

Snow is good insulation, is it not? Our coldest night is supposedly tonight. We shall see. The daylilies should be fine, we have never suffered any damage from the late frosts with those. Why are the flowers bigger in the Kingdom of Madison?

Christopher C. NC said...

I'm not sure why the flowers are bigger in the Kingdom of Madison Frances. It must be something about the place.