Spring was very early this year

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All of the spring flowers in my garden are coming up earlier than they usually do!

My crocuses came up on March 15th and bloomed until about the middle of April. They usually come up toward the end of March, but we had a beautiful winter this year with much warmer than average temperatures (above freezing most of the time) and absolutely NO snow in March at all! We set records!

So no wonder all my plants are ahead of themselves, eh?

Right now my garden has Tulips, Daffodils, Muscarii, Hyacinth and more in bloom and my roses are and many other perennial plants are all leafed out. All of these plants have been active and showing signs of life since mid to late March and the flowers that I just said were blooming started blooming in early April! Way earlier than normal.

How’s your garden this year? I know that a lot of my readers in the US had a terrible winter with lots of snow … but most of us here in The Great White North (Canada) had a fantastic winter with very little snow (uh remember the Olympics?).

I know, I’m gloating .. but we usually have worse winters than most, so give me this one, would ya?





Something for those going through the winter blahs

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This is the time of year when I begin to long for summer. I guess I have the winter blahs (having a cold to go with it doesn’t help!).

I can’t complain too much about this winter. It’s been rather spring like for the most part with only a few extremely cold days so far this year. For the most part we’ve had above average temperatures here in Toronto with rain rather than snow.

With some luck this weather will keep up and we’ll ease into spring and it won’t be all that long before I start seeing beautiful flowers like this Climbing Westerland rose growing in my garden again.

Do you have the winter blahs too?

Rose Petals – Graham Thomas English Rose

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This is a macro photo of one of the roses that I grow in my garden. It’s a Graham Thomas English rose.

Aren’t those petals just about perfect? I love the warm yellow color of the flower and how the petals, when you look at them closely have different shades of yellow within them. Lovely.

Lovely Pink Hydrangea blooms – Macro

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This is a Macro (close up) photo of a pink Hydrangea in bloom.

I took this photo earlier this year at the beginning of August when my Hydrangea was blooming happily. The plant is still blooming but it’s flowers are fading and believe it or not they’ve turned a pale green! Isn’t that odd?

Perhaps if it warms up over the next two weeks as the weather people have said I’ll still have some new blooms to end the year with!

Do you grow Hydrangea? If so, what kind?