After the false start our gardens had this springwith warm temps in March, and then the return of freezing temps had plants and people alike, confused. The large saucer magnolia had totally lost all it’s blooms and for the magnolia there was no second chance for flowers this year. Flowering spring blooms did their best to bloom in April but fluctuating temps kept the blooms from preforming at their best. Fortunately the dwarf iris blooms even in very cool temps, and if fact, the blooms tend to last longer with cool temps.
With the beginning of May, Mother Nature did her best to give us hope that she would get the temps back on schedule. And even the bleeding hearts which had their tender shoots frozen repeatedly kept starting over and produce quite a decent show of blooms.
The tree peonies managed to bloom right on time. And I might add, very lovely.
It’s getting late tonight so I’ll close for now and continue my flower show tomorrow. :D
-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'