Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Outside With Spring

The eighty degree heat wave will be ending tonight with snow. Fortunately it will be a thirty two degree snow and pass quickly. A great many shrubs have been convinced it is the first of May. A bad freeze now can cause a lot of damage, as has happened many times before.

Yesterday in the warm sunshine the Bloodroot was having a super bloom.

The Great Lawn was filled with Spring Beauty.

A few of the many anemone bulbs I have planted over the years made an appearance.

A transplanted trillium blooms for the first time.

'Thalia', one of the last daffodils to bloom is already here while the early bloomers have begun to finish and crisp up in the heat.

There will be some snow and then a return to cooler more normal temperatures for April.

The blue chionodoxa is fading. The deep pink corydalis is reaching peak bloom.

The stinze washes over the mountain.

A few trilliums continues its march to many. That gives me hope for the babies I have relocated next door.

Tonight there will be snow. Is this the origin of April Fools Day?

The question is always, how cold will it get?

Engorged by warmth, cold frozen petals may fall.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

All Kind Daffodils

There is a trail of daffodils that leads from Bulbarella's to my house. The first is a shy one

Friday, March 27, 2020

An 80 Degree Spring Day

No words have wanted to come out while a whole lot of people across the country are having an in house spring break this year. Haywood and Buncombe County, Waynesville and Asheville, NC were shut down yesterday until April 9th. The Corona Virus has arrived in the mountains of western North Carolina. Some folks might enjoy a spring walk with the daffodils. Shall we? Keep your distance.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Walk With Bulbs

All the grasses were cut down. The trash got picked up along the side of the road. The mountain was walked all over today. I'm kind of done.

Make yourself comfortable. You might need a beverage. Click on a picture for the slide show (the pictures are better) of a virtual walk with the bulbs. Look for Solly Kitty at the bottom of the front steps. She has not consented to going on a garden tour with me yet. She is going to make a very fine happy hour front porch sitting kitty.

The weather ahead is warm with freakish highs in the upper 70's by next weekend. We are in speed bloom. I expect peak, when the most early, mid and late daffodils are all in bloom together to happen this week. So far there is no threat of a killer snow.

In the Wild Cultivated Gardens