Not Rip Van Winkle; Hillstar a late jonquilla.
Also not Rip Van Winkle; a last look at Tahiti.
Hot sun was unkind to Tahiti's buds,
causing many to blast.
We'll not see Rip Van Winkle daffodil blooms here this year. The bulbs have come up faithfully for the past several years. I've never seen the little 'bad hair day' blossoms. I dug them today and moved to a location that may be more to their liking. They've been beside Jet Fire and other miniatures who faithfully bloomed, but not Rip.
Rip Van Winkle now in full sun behind some daylilies, purple heart and larkspur. Moved in the green, they may skip a year's bloom (?) but eventually I hope to see the messy little blossoms.
My first California poppy of the season.
To its left is emerging Salvia farinacea.
Of 18 salvia cuttings I planted last year, about 8 have returned.
I think last fall's drought did them in, not winter's cold.
Seedling violas are starting to bloom where violas were planted last year.
They planted themselves among seedlings of larkspur and poppies
and in the grass. I love their little faces.
Preview of delights to come, Pink Pearl Azaleas are starting to open,
joining the early whites that are always first.
I hope they'll be a real show by Bloom Day.
Last night's predicted freeze did not get that cold.
Tuesday is our predicted last frost day.
I'm ready to move some of the
more hardy plants out to open ground.