We had a rough winter here in Ohio, hardiness zone 5b. As I was looking at pictures from last year I felt that we had recovered somewhat from the late start of spring.
The Hellebores, the Spring beauties (Scilla siberica) the winter aconites bloomed since beginning of April.
|Scilla siberica and Eranthis hyemalis or Winter aconite|
|Pulmonaria or Lungwort - common garden variety|
|Primula vulgaris or Primrose|
|Tulip Kaufmanniana "Hearts Delight"|
But today we have a small set-back. Snow again! Not unusual for Ohio. In 2012 we had an early start of the spring and the snow storm of April 11 piled a foot on top of the late tulips varieties. It didn't last long, and everything survived just fine. I am not worried about this one either.
|April 11, 2012 Tulip Darwin " Ivory Floradale" covered with snow|
and here are the daffodils today
Pushed the Fig tree pot back in the garage today since we are expecting lows of 20F tonight. I will not look outside today! I will pretend this snow is not happening. I will look in the sunroom where new blooms are happening:
|Meyer Lemon Tree blooming second time in the last two months. Only one lemon growing from the February blooms.|
|Bougainvillea in full bloom in the sunroom|
And to finish on the high note ..high color note, I share with you a picture of the violas recently purchased to decorate the outside porch:
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dream Gardens. Visit her blog to see what is in bloom this month in gardens from many climates and countries.