One year has made a big difference in my garden. With the temperature in the 80s most days, my garden is beginning to look more like summer than spring! I am seeing things I have never seen before … lilacs and rosebuds in MARCH! No way.
On March 26, 2011 we were laying a flagstone patio dressed in coats, hats and gloves! It was cold, dark and dreary. I kept the coffee pot going all day!
Notice the Dogwood tree in the background … not a leaf. That same tree is almost in full bloom just one year to the day!
Fast forward to March 2012 … look at this!
I love an early spring, but when summer comes instead of spring, well—I can’t help but wonder what August is going to be like. Maybe I should confer with my garden friends in Zone 7 or 8…
Are you having an early spring too?
7 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme Friday: The Difference A Year Makes”
Wow – look at all those blooms! What a difference a year makes! I’m in zone 8, and yes, we’re a little earlier than usual – about a week or two. I am worried what summer will bring. Last year we had record high temperatures. I’m hoping there won’t be a repeat of that!
I know what you mean! An “extra hot” summer is not what we are ordering!
Yes, Teresa, it is amazing how early spring is here in Nebraska, which is zone 5b. I love it! A teacher I work with was concerned about the weather turning cold and harming plants. I told her I don’t think that’s in the forecast. Spring has come early!
This is by far our earliest spring with no cold weather as far out as we can see. So far… So good…
Wow, things are really popping out !
You are going to love you flagstone path. It looks wonderful.
We do! Most of our meals at home are eaten there!