The last of the crocuses are blooming now at May Dreams Gardens, with some tulips trying to edge them out and take over the space they’ve claimed in this garden.
Soon, too soon, the crocuses will be a memory and the daffodils and tulips will reign in the garden. Someone told me that March would have wings and fly by and she was right!
While I’ve noted before that this spring is taking its sweet time, suddenly, as I prepare to leave the garden for a few days, blooms seem to be popping up all over the place.
The forsythia is dripping with bright yellow buds and will likely be in full bloom by the end of the weekend, if it doesn’t drown in the predicted rains today.
This particular forsythia is the dwarf ‘Gold Tide’, and at least in my garden, on the southside of the house, it is spectacular in the spring.
The hellebores are also starting to bloom, though as usual, the “shy” flowers face down and are difficult to take good pictures of.
Chionodoxa, Glory of the Snow, is also in full bloom.
The smaller leaves of the groundcover plants around them belong to Snow-in-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)which will bloom in May once these fleeting spring flowers are long gone.
And nearby are some miniature daffodils.
These are only six inches tall, perfect for the garden fairies to play around.
Out in the vegetable garden, all the seeds I sowed in the vegetable garden on March 16th are germinating under row cover, safe, I hope, from the rabbits.
It’s time to sow some more seeds to keep the harvest going later this spring and I might do that this morning before I leave for a long weekend.
It’s no big secret that I am stepping out of my garden clogs and leaving my garden for a few days to go to the Garden Bloggers’ Spring Fling in Austin, Texas. Like many other garden bloggers, I am leaving the virtual world of blogs, pictures, and emails and entering the real world of gardeners, gardens and actual face to face conversations.
I am not planning to post on my blog while I am there. I don’t want to be the gardening equivalent of one of those ‘scrapbooking moms’ who get so caught up in making great scrapbook pages that they dress their kids in clothes that will match the scrapbook paper they bought and then take them to events primarily for the photo op. Life shouldn’t be about just dressing up and posing for pictures!
Nor should visiting gardens and gardeners be about coming up with pictures and words for a blog. So for a few days, I’m just going to be a gardener, visiting with other gardeners, enjoying gardens and plants and garden talk.
I will offer a few tweets on occasion as time permits and return to blogging later next week.