Now that the sun is up I need to go outside and remove the frost blankets and the covers I put on the flowers. My peonies are all in bud and I did not want to lose them. Last year I did not cover my hydrangeas and all of their beautiful leaves died in a hard frost.
In actuality, this Spring is more like a normal one for our area, unlike last year's high temps in March. I still have plants just emerging from the ground, but worry about those that seem to be on a rampage to 'do their thing', like the aforementioned peonies.
Here are two pictures of a peony from last year taken two days apart, as the color was fading from rich pink to soft white. These were already blooming by May 27, if not before.
It will not be exactly 'warm' today, but hopefully enough so that I can get the grass cut again before it rains, if we actually get rain.
I'll try to get out today and take some pictures of what is blooming for my Wednesday post. Looks like the Snowdrift crabapples are ready to 'pop'.
Have a great Monday.