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?