Thursday, May 18, 2017
These weren't blooming a week ago, but apparently Mother Nature has decided she's tired of endless March and has gone straight to July. It's 90 today, and 2 days ago, it was 40. Go figure.
One part of my landscaping that might not have survived all the weather-induced drama is my young street tree. You'll note the leafless shadow on the sidewalk. It had begun to bud and we got one last, hard frost and all the leaf buds turned black and fell off. Now it just looks sad.
Maybe it'll come back. And one thing I've learned in all my years of gardening is that there's no point in crying over a dead plant (or tree). It's just an opportunity to try planting something new.
Happy spring, everyone. Hopefully you haven't gone from shivering to sweating in the space of a few days.