And, it is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. This meme, brought to us by an Indiana garden blogger, encourages garden bloggers and flower lovers from all over the world to show what is blooming in their gardens or houses/apartments.
Except I can't, and I'm sorry. I was supposed to be home today in the Binghamton area of upstate New York, but I am several hundred miles away, thanks to inclement weather. Where I live, it was 80 degrees on Sunday. Now, as I write this, it is 36 degrees with light rain/snow flurries. With the wind chill it feels like it's 28. It will be below freezing within the next couple of hours.
When I left some 10 days ago on my trip, this is what was blooming, and it wasn't even in my yard.
What is a GBBD'er to do?
Well, I can show you what was blooming in my garden on April 15, 2013 and April 15, 2012.
We've had a harsh winter, and I assure you, my yard looks nothing like either blog post now. I checked just now with someone in my home area, and crocuses and early daffodils are all they have with perhaps some other early spring bulbs.
|Redbuds, JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC|
|Dogwoods, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC|
|Tulips, Duke University, Durham, NC|
Tomorrow we will head home back north, and we will experience spring rewind. But even here, they have a freeze warning for tomorrow morning.
What's blooming (or not?) for you?