Friday, March 25, 2011

All On The Same Day

It snowed on me in the night. No big surprise.

I went down to the cozy cabin this morning to put sliders and felt pads on the legs of some of the new furniture while waiting for the snow to start melting. My destination for the day was in the upper elevations.

Same day, different elevation, a little later in the morning. It only snows on me.

Daffodils are tough, but when they are in full bloom, strong wind, heavy rain, freezing temperatures and a dash of snow can combine to cause stem breakage. There was a fair amount of floppage from the combined effects of the storm. The flowering Magnolia looked fine.

From a distance you can't tell. It's still a hillside covered with 10,000 daffodils.

New things are coming into bloom. This Fritillaria verticillata likes it here and has been multiplying like crazy, but frankly the flower is boring.

Erythronium dens-canis is back and blooming for the first time since being planted.

Another round of weekend long rain is in the diagnosis. I can see it on the western horizon now. There is no mention of snow. But what I see looks suspiciously like snow even though it is currently 46 degrees. Stranger things have happened.

The Bulbapaloozathon is far from over. There are plenty left to bloom that haven't even started to open. I can only say good luck to the daffodils in full bloom who jumped the gun. I may have already seen the peak perfection of bloom.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

It snowed big fat flakes here today. Brrrr We were spoiled by those few days of summer-like weather. Our poor daffs are also taking a beating in the wind. Now they predict an inch of snow. Such is march here in the mid west.

Anonymous said...

The daffodils are looking beautiful. A lot of us are bound to have another snowfall or two before spring fully sets in. But from the looks of it (at least in my area) it will be a very lively and full spring. Great pictures.

Lola said...

They still look pretty.
That 3rd pic is gorgeous.
We had 56 this morning & that was about 9. Our morning temps are to be a little cooler than it has been.
Beans are up. I saw a couple squash plants, no okra yet. I think it does take a tad longer to germinate.
I need to get things in order as my brother is coming in next weekend. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's last Fall. He already has a pain unit implanted in his body for his back. I worry about his traveling by himself. He's 5 yrs older.
I know you are anxious for the resident gardeners to appear. I'm sure they will be pleased with your care.

perav said...

Hi Christopher!
Your mountain looks beautiful with that sprinkling of snow, but I know you were over it already! I hope it is over now. That foreccase does look quite wet for the next week or so. Hopefully it will warm up for good after that.

Siria said...

Sorry...last post was from me. I'm watching TV while I post and didn't check what I was writing. Guess my fingers were on the wrong keys. :)

Anonymous said...

Chris, what are the flowers in pic 1 on Thursday, March 24?

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa such is March high on the low spot.

Hi Folk Farm. Welcome to garden blogging. It is a lovely spring always when you look at the good and stop worrying about the weathers.

Lola I hope you have a good visit with your brother. Maybe he will be of help in the garden.

Siria I was wondering who perav was. Yes the forecast keeps getting wetter and wetter very time I look.

Sallysmom that is one of the many kinds of English Primrose, Primula vulgaris.

Cindy, MCOK said...

Hang in there, Christopher, April is almost here.

Kay said...

Are those pear trees in bloom ?

Christopher C. NC said...

Cindy I got snow the first two days of April.

Kay yes those look to be Bradford pears around the farmstead