Today's post is a Bloom Day preview. This was a good year for Hyacinths.
The darker pinks are Pink Pearl and the pale are China Pink. In the same bed with these early spring delights are summer blooming Daylilies and Pink Lycoris whose foliage is emerging now.
'Leonard Messell' Magnolia opened buds from the end of January on, to be frost bitten and start again.
Redbud trees are abuzz with happy bees.
Wonder why they call Cercis 'red bud' when the color is such a pinky purple?
Preview of Pink Pearl Azaleas to come.
Native Corydalis, and hateful chickweed which dies out in
hot sun so I don't get excited about pulling all of it out.
A Daffodil with no name
Daffodils bloomed early, or so it seemed to me. Most of them are done or on the way out except for some very late ones who have hardly sent up any buds yet. Every year is different. I'm marking spots where bulbs here for years are in too much shade or have pulled themselves too deep to bloom well. The experiment with digging Sweetness when the foliage turned yellow and replanting in late fall turned out well. I intend to repeat that with some others.
Another Azalea preview: Pink Ruffles
Hawera, a triandrus daffodil
Loropetalum put on their own show ahead of Azaleas.
There is white Loropetalum in the distance
Camellias disappointed this year -- too many freezes set
them back too many times.
Blood of China
I'll keep fearing another killing frost until the middle of April when daytime temperatures are near 100º F. Blueberries, peaches and pears are blooming. You can't fool ancient pecan trees. They sit there silent and bare.