Spring 2013 continues to take a slow journey toward summer. Chilly temperatures hold on – it dropped to 38 degrees early this morning – but weather forecasts promise warmer temperatures are moving into Connecticut. For this Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, my gardens are dotted with typically early spring blooms and filled with promising buds.
Daffodils/narcissi have had a long run in our chilly temperatures. The last are standing sentry over the garden beds.
Soon their foliage will be completely masked by the very aggressive hay fern.
Nearby, Lily-of-the-Valley share a sweet fragrance.
An early nepeta adds colorful contrast to white blooming flowers and food for early pollinators.
Common lilac bushes are filled with color and scent.
And white lilac blossoms have opened and are larger than I've witnessed in years past. I wonder if last year's lack of flowering, likely due to the combination of early warmth followed by a later bud-destroying freeze, enticed the white lilac to shove out such large blooms.
Pansy pots happily brighten the front porch.
Jack-in-the-pulpit is popping up here and there in the woods.
And my pink dogwood has finally decided to send out more than one or two showy bracts.
Still, much of the garden is in a state of anticipation.
Chives are in bud.
Allium hints at things to come.
Iris stand ready to put on a show next to the ever patient Irving.
There's even anticipation spewing from the robin's nest in the rhododendron
where two robin parents take turns keeping their three eggs warm and sheltered until they hatch.
You just have to love May!
Now visit May Dreams Gardens to see May gardens in bloom all over the world. And, if you are kind enough to leave a comment here I will reply in a few days … taking some time to visit family.
Garden thoughtfully …