This has been such a cold Spring here so far. I was wondering where my garden was this time last year so I went back to last years postings to take a comparison.
At this time last year Diana Clare Pulmonaria was already blooming where they are just now starting to grow and no buds are in sight so far this spring.
Tulips were in bloom in the Woodland bed.
The tulips are coming up and I noticed one bud yesterday while spraying them to keep the deer at bay.
The Rhododendrons were budding out.
This year the buds have not even fattened out.
Ornamental and fruit trees were in bloom and the old fashioned lilac bushes were budding out.
There are no buds yet on the lilacs and the neighbor’s beautiful tree has no blooms.
Wild Spring Beauty’s were in bloom all over the yard along the woods. There were also so many daffodils and hyacinths in bloom in the beds.
The only wild flowers that I have even spotted this spring so far were the Coltsfoot on a walk along the trail at Old Man’s Cave park last week.
So we are really behind in the blooming and gardening this year. No wonder Ohio gardeners are getting cranky and so annoyed at not being able to get out in the garden beds. LOL!
These blogs are wonderful to keep records of what is happening or not happening in your gardens from year to year. So you wonderful gardeners in the southern states over look us grumpy northern gardeners and keep posting those beautiful new Spring blooms to help us get through this cold spell until our gardens come into bloom.