April 01, 2012
One Lone Bouquet
On the last day of March (yesterday, for those that are calender impaired), I got to get out and rake up some leaves after the snow stopped. Even with the extremely warm weather a couple of weeks ago, nothing is jumping the gun bloom-wise. The only blooms in all of the gardens is this set of crocus - ones the chipmunks repositioned to the walkway below the fence years ago.
Being an extremely dry winter, and not getting any spring rains so far, I don't expect much to bloom at all. The creeping phlox may - but it will be sporadic unless we get a good does of moisture. NH is already under a red flag warning - extreme fire danger.
All springs can't be a major bloom fest, but we haven't had good springs for blooms in the last couple of years.
Sorry about your drought. Contrary to your spring blooms, we have had an extraordinary blooming session for the past couple of weeks. The white lilacs in front are now abloom, too!
BTW: I had thought that on the lilac-colored creeping phlox that you sent me had survived; but, a couple of other colors are now starting to bloom.
Posted by: Cop Car at Apr 1, 2012 12:31:39 PM
Thanks to being only about 1/2mile from a lake, and down in a bit of valley, dispite the lack of rain we're still plenty wet (like, I can't mow right now, and I need to wet). The crocus bloomed, the daffidils are bloomed, and the tulips look like they're thinking about it. They're warning about fire hazards in most of the region though...
Posted by: Ruth at Apr 2, 2012 7:35:31 PM