Two 80-degree days last week brought spring roaring in like a lion with. So much popped out: forsythia,
tulips, grape hyacinths,
forget-me-nots, a ‘Miss Kim’ lilac,
creeping jenny and
the rosy yellow lanterns on a corylopsis tree.
Delicate cut leaf Japanese maple leaves started to unfold too.
Never do I remember our dark pink Okame cherry tree in full bloom at the same time as our two, later blooming Yoshino cherry trees. This year all three trees were out at once. A rare treat.
After torrential rain and some snow, temperatures dropped into the 30s with daytime highs in the 50s. The cold snap flopped over and withered some daffodils and browned some saucer magnolias, but much of the new color happily held through the weekend.
Every spring hold a different surprise and a little horticultural craziness.