Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring has Arrived in Connecticut - Very Quickly Indeed

Today, Spring really did arrive here in southern Connecticut, and with something of a fury at 88 Degrees. On March 2nd - not even two months ago - the scene was vastly different with nearly 6 inches of snow on the ground!

March 2, 2009

and the same scene Today, April 26, 2009

Crab Apple Blossom Detail

Weeping Cherry, just shy of peak bloom.....

Magnolia, beautiful, but in need of some pruning for optimal blooming

Whisteria Chinensis (White) just now budding out for bloom in a week or two

Wisteria budding detail.

Wisteria are among my most favorite plantings with their sensuously fragrant blooms, but they are very difficult to coax to a bloom here in the Northeast.

My (very small) vegetable garden now ready for planting and we just expanded it this year! Last year we lost almost all of our organic produce to a ground-hog who took up residence in the stone wall that back stops the garden. My husband had some dark thoughts on how to permanently evict him, but I was able to persuade that adopting 2 dogs was the better way... of course that solution came with its own set of problems.

Finally, the Forsythia are in full bloom as well. This year the blooms were particularly abundant. It's taken quite a few years of feeding and aggressive pruning to get this result.

1 comment:

  1. What gorgeous signs of spring!!!! In Houston we go from summer to winter to summer. Not much in between.

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog today!!! much appreciated.


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