Following the recent warm spell, when the temperature actually climbed into the 80s for a day, it has cooled down once again, bringing at least one frost. The three crocuses that chose to blossom have now faded, the two whites having withered to ghosts of their former selves and the purple holding on tenaciously, but not for much longer.
The daffodil and Naked Lady leaves are growing at a good rate, as are those of a few tulips, but there are still no blossoms. I expect some from the daffodils and tulips within a couple of weeks, but the Naked Ladies will wait until full- to late-summer before baring their beauty.
On the other hand, my prediction from the other day has come to fulfillment, as the Pushkin snowdrops, aka Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) have made their appearance.
None of them have opened fully as yet, but we should reach 70 F tomorrow, so there’s a good chance. What a wonderful time of year! [Click on an image for more detail.]
Glad to see these, even if we still have weeks to go. Lucky you.
The snowdrops have opened but other household projects prevented me from taking the time today. Hopefully tomorrow I can bring you some in full bloom!