The bloom season is just beginning here at the End of the Road. At an elevation of 1700 feet, it takes longer to arrive than in the valley. Even now bloom is slow as the night temperatures remain in the 30s and we have had no rain. This bloom season I am going to try and keep a running record of bloom on the first of the month as well as the fifteenth of the month Bloom Day, and take good illustrative photos of the plants in the garden. Van Sion daffodils have been blooming for about two weeks. This is an old fashioned and very early variety. The ‘wallpaper’ is of scillas that bloom down by the vegetable garden. Glory of the Snow, chionodoxa, is also blooming in the laswn. I have been surprised by these little bulbs. Not only do they multiply from the bulb, they also spread seed, in slightly more distant lawn and in the vegetable garden.
Coltfoot is growing on the Rose Bank, but also along the side of the dirt roads, glowing in the spring sun, unhappered as yet by the large leaves that will follow as the flowers fade.
I hope I will have more to show by May 15th. To see what else is (almost) Wordless this Wednesday click here.