The garden was awakening at a normal pace and schedule until a freakish heat wave arrived last week. Now it has kicked into overdrive. In the last few days all manner of new blooms have opened for business. Generally that is a good thing - weather depending.
Daffodil season has arrived in a quick burst.
Big yellow trumpet daffodils are the most numerous first bloomers.
The first of thousands of the small blue minor bulb chionodoxa are sprinkling the forest floor.
Bright blue spring anemones form open colonies.
A Saucer Magnolia decided it was warm enough to bloom.
The forest's maple trees are also coming into bloom.
The fancy store bought trilliums have emerged. They come up weeks earlier than the wild trilliums.
The Trout Lily popped up over night and bloomed the very next day. Bam! I must say they are looking fat and happy. They have returned in all three places I planted them. This bodes well for multiplication and spread.
Daffodil, oh daffodils
We got thousands and thousands of daffodils.
I went to my polling station and voted on this primary Bloom Day. We all get enough of that, so better to spend some quality time at Bloom Day Headquarters where you can follow links to see beautiful blooms from around the world.
It was freakishly warm today. It felt like July out there. Word on the street is snow is coming on Saturday night - Sunday morning. That is March as it should be.