Sunday, March 25, 2012

Is It March or Is It May?

If I didn't know better, I'd swear it was May.  We returned to southern Wisconsin from Florida a week ago to find our grass needed mowing and trees, bushes and plants were at least budding with many far beyond that stage.

I am rather put out that all this growing has gone on without our supervision.  Lots of laundry is normally my major project after a vacation.  This year, our yard called for immediate attention as well.

We were amazed to find:     
day lilies well on their way


our coneflowers in fine form

 peonies coming along beautifully

grasses growing tall and looking forward to swaying and rustling with the slightest breeze

'Plum Pudding' Coral Bells already clothed in deep purple

this hydrangea looking healthy and eager to bloom

Vinca vine with its cute blue flowers 

more vinca vine

this Black-Eyed Susan just barely above ground

Lily-of-the Valley up pretty high

hearty Hostas hardy as ever

Flame Grass coming up amongst the dead shoots


Are you as astonished as I am with the abnormally warm temperatures and unheard of early Spring this year?   

3 comments:

Linda McMann said...

I'm outdoors too, working with the plants that just can't wait. Yours are ahead of mine though. And we just had a dusting of snow last week!

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

LINDA: I did so much bending that my legs and rear end are sore. I'm concerned that we might get cold temperatures that will hurt the new growth; that would be a shame.

Enjoy being outside. It's great, isn't it.

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

LINDA: I did so much bending that my legs and rear end are sore. I'm concerned that we might get cold temperatures that will hurt the new growth; that would be a shame.

Enjoy being outside. It's great, isn't it.