|Muscari macrocarpum 'Golden Fragrance'|
Why it took me so long to grow Fritillaria meleagris. This unassuming, deer-resistant bulb doesn't mind a moist spot, and will reseed when it's happy. I planted a mix of both the checkered type and a white, both of which bloomed in late April last year. They're a whole month earlier this year.
|Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'|
I'll have to start saving my money now so I can buy at least two more bulbs of Fritillaria raddeana to keep this lonely flower company. I had hoped that it would be so happy it would reseed with abandon. It's been two seasons already... Anyway, I certainly like its unusual and delicate look and color that goes with everything.
|Hyacinth 'Odysseus' flopped after a heavy rain.|
Most of us are scratching our heads about this weird weather and waiting for the other shoe to drop. Will the proverbial shoe arrive in the form of an ice storm? A short-lived blizzard? We're back closer to normal today with temps in the high 50s and incredibly foggy. But with all of the plants that are supposed to bloom in April opening in March, I'm not sure what next month will look like. But I guess that's one of the best things about gardening--the surprises.