Bloom Day and I have the most respectable forsythia ever. Which isn’t saying too much. A little rain would probably have helped. We haven’t had any real precipitation since two inches of snow on March 8.
The Van Sions, an old early blooming variety were here when we moved in, have been blooming for a couple of weeks.
Now other daffodils are just starting to bloom as well. Lots more to come. Rain would help.
I have little bulbs, Glory of the Snow, scillas, and grape hyaciths in the grass at the end of the Rose Walk. The grape hyacinths are not blooming yet.
Not all the bloomers are quite as welcome as welcome as the daffs. You can’t really see the blue ground ivy blooms. The dandelions began blooming three days ago.
The surprise came when I went to water a pot of annuals and prostrate rosemary that had spent the winter in our unheated, but very sunny, Great Room. Amazingly the prostrate rosemary survived with occasional watering and temperatures that did dip to 32 degrees. This morning I noticed that last year’s lobelia revived and is blooming again.
To see what else is blooming around the country visit May Dreams Gardens. Thank you, Carol, for hosting this great meme.
Another surprise. I went into the guest room, where this orchid cactus lives. I pay no attention to it. It is such a big plant I don’t really have a good place for it,. It is rarely watered and I am amazed it is still alive. And yet – every once in a while it bursts forth. One huge blossom and twelve more buds still to open.