April, on this first day, is behaving like the end of March here in Ontario. It is a cold blustery day.
If you look carefully though, there certainly are signs of things to come! There is some lovely sunshine, and beyond that there are bulbs peeking up out of the ground. First for us were the cheerful yellow winter aconites followed by the snowdrops. Both have spread into larger patches this year.
In our neck of the woods, we have iris reticulata starting to bloom in protected areas.
There are Allium Purple Sensation rising from the frozen earth now. These are a favorite of my husband’s. The narcissus patches are poking up as well, and under our crabapple tree there are clumps of tulips appearing too. The other day I even saw Camassia tips emerging. I am eager for the bloodroot though. These are among my favorites! To me they look like green cigars unfolding their beautifully shaped leaves. They don’t last long in a warm spring, so perhaps we will have them lasting longer this year? The fact that they are native to our area is a bonus to my mind.
I can’t wait for the show to begin!
At this time last year I was traveling and missed some of the early show.
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