Mar 10, 2009
Blue Hyacinths have been up couple of days and are at 100%, Anemones 10%.
Tete e' Tete Daffodils are 101%. Some of the flowers have stared to fade and I'm deadheading already.
Blooming in the rock garden is: Viola 100%, Candy Tuft 100%, Turkestanica Tulip 100%, Pinks 10%, Daffodils 100%. Sprouting: Lupins Perennial 1", Baby Blue Eyes Nemophila 1", California Blue Bells 1/2".
The early Magnolias have had a bad time of it this spring. Early warm spells punctuated by frosts have killed buds at least twice. The one in the back garden has no more than 10% of it's flowers left to bloom. This one on the north side of the house is blooming more slowly and has 80% of it's flowers yet to open. It's a gamble each year as to whether these trees will bloom or not.