Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The mad rush into spring of 2014

We waited and waited and waited for winter to be over. For Spring to unveil its beauty! It is all here! Happening before our eyes!  The mad rush of spring flowers and foliage growth! A rainy week coupled with mild temperature make for the perfect conditions for plants, bushes and trees to grow fast. I can see the hostas growing at the rate of 1 inch a day! Yesterday the foliage was closed. Today it is opened! The garden recovered from being behind last spring by 3 weeks to only being behind by 1 week.
Muscari and Tete-a-Tete Daffodils

There is so much to do this time of the year! Some gardeners  are still focusing on cleaning  their gardens. We are way beyond that! Splitting perennials, creating new garden beds, sowing more vegetables, hardening seedlings, transferring pots outside..what to do first? As we approach Mother's day (this coming Sunday) I keep my eyes on the forecast and I am happy to report that there is no danger of frost in the next 10 days, so we are going ALL OUT this week! The dahlias will be planted today, the tomatoes and peppers are getting slowly adjusted to the outdoor. I hope to plant some beans and annual herbs soon! So much to do! Not enough hours in the day!

I also volunteered to help some friends with either challenging garden areas plans, plants or potting annuals! It all needs to be done in the next two weeks before temperatures jump up too high!
Do you also feel rushed in the spring?
Here are some pictures from end of April, beginning of May.  Dominant colors in the  garden are yellow, white and and blue. And come back soon! Tomorrow is Tulips time and Friday is Vegetable Garden up-date time!
Freshness, color and texture!

Viola odorata (wild flower)

Daffodil " Ice king"

Marsh marigold or Caltha palustris (wild flower)

Crown Imperial or Fritillaria imperials (zones 5-8)

Trillium grandiflorum (wild flower for zone 4-8)

Rockcress or Arabis alpina (zone 4-7)

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