Everything in my gardens is blooming about a month early this year. I hope there is still a lovely show when Sister MD comes to visit from chilly Pittsburgh in April.
Trees are budding, including the baby dogwood I spent $10 to get at a garden sale. I may have gotten my money's worth! A gentle winter was a good way to introduce it to this new home.
Japanese maples which had no leaves last week are showing wrinkled butterfly wing leaves now.
This morning I could smell the pollen, then I used my windshield wipers to confirm it later in the day.
I've never seen such a showing from the flowering Quince. In fact I don't think I knew that I had three of them! I've made myself a new screensaver. That color is so wonderful. Unfortunately the forsythia isn't putting on much of a show at all. I'd hoped they'd play off each other.
The native azaleas are also preparing for their spring show. One bud had one petal to display today. In a few days it will be all in bloom.