Saturday, April 26, 2008

Spring has sprung!

It may be hard to believe, but three weeks ago there were parts of my yard that were still frozen solid. The cold temperatures and sunless days of early spring were followed by three solid weeks of unseasonably warm days and plenty of sun, as well as a distinctive lack of rain. I watered twice a day when I could, in the morning and at sundown so as not to waste water or damage plants. The result has been unprecedented bloooms!

All the tulips have flowered at once. TulipFest is in two weeks; will there be any tulips left? I was at a neighborhood plant swap today (gave: pink peony, forget-me-nots, two kinds of hosta--got: echinacea, Shasta daisy, magenta bee balm, hosta, and ladies mantle), and everyone was commenting on the crazy weather which has yielded loads of beautiful flowers in our little Zone 5b area.

Here are some photos taken in my yard yesterday: enjoy!

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