The last few days of March and the first few days of April have been overcast and rainy, perfect for all of the tulips and lillies waking up from Winter. While the RainyDayGarden is still mostly brown, some spots are showing signs of life.
Last weekend was warm enough for us to put the Passiflora back into the ground. Not much growth has occurred, but we can see that it has established itself just fine.
Many of the irises, tiger lillies, and tulips have made their way out of the ground. Some of the small crocuses have already bloomed. We expect that in another few weeks, we'll have flowers ready for cutting.
Most of the shrubs are still "asleep", but the forsythia are starting to bud. They are always the first to bloom. One of our neighbors just dug up their hydrangea bushes and replaced it with something smaller. Knowing that we didn't have any in our garden, they kindly dropped one off for us. We wasted no time putting it in the ground next to the peonies. It should be a nice cluster of blooms.
We like taking photos of the RainyDayGarden when it is just getting started. One of these days, we'll have to put together a time-lapse of the flowering sequence from Spring to Fall. [Permalink]- RDG in April