Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Foolin'??

Well I'm wondering if mom nature is trying to April fool me??  I was thinking I would not see any blooms from the snowdrops I just planted last year.  Look what I saw today!  I thought they were called "snowdrops" for a reason!
Another surprise I found was on my wisteria.  It stubbornly has not bloomed for probably 6 years now and I'm wondering if these are bloom buds?  I am always disappointed to see them leaf out with no blooms so I'm not getting my hopes up.  I can't remember what the buds looked like before the leaves emerged. 

My catchfly is blooming too, love its early pink blooms.

Lamium "chequers" has a nice purple surprise for me.
Looks like I'm not the only one that is loving these 80 degree temps and that's no April foolin'!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE those "snowdrops"....they don't even look real! they are sooooooooo beautiful!!! wish you were here to straighten out my landscaping!UGH