Belated Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
Starting in the front of my house, these daffs were here when I moved in. At first they were increasing in number and blooms but the past couple of years they seem to be decreasing. I suppose I should try digging them up and separating them, but I don't know how deep they are or whether doing so would disturb the roots of the hydrangeas. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Last month I had hoped I would be able to tell by this Bloom Day whether or not my new pink daffodils were indeed pink. Thanks to the unseasonably cold weather, I am still in suspense. These are the only buds on 30 bulbs.
Obigatory dandelion photo:
Moving to the backyard. . .
These hyacinths are petering out after half a dozen years of bloom. I will replace them in the fall, but not with the same type. I want to try what Breck's calls "Festival Hyacinths", hybrids with multiple blossoms and if they are anything like the Little Hyacinth That Could, multiply every year.
And here it is . . . much chewed on by the squirrels, but still going strong, multiplying every year.
To get an idea of the impact of the cold temperatures this month, here's a comparison with last year:
April 15, 2006
Not seen in the photos but also missing this year are violets, primroses, Thalia daffodils, Golden Bells narcissus, unidentified early tulips and Alpine strawberries. All of them are merely foliage just emerging now whereas last year at this time, the were in full bloom.