I was reminded this morning why I don't drink. The dizziness and headache that got me out of bed at 4:30am was uncomfortable to say the least. After a shower, it's a little better, but I'm still not feeling 100%. I still managed to get outside as soon as it was light enough to gather some blooms for Carol's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
Daffodils, wood hyacinths, and crocuses have their usual spot.
Mahonia is in full bloom all through the gully.
Periwinkle in the edges of the woods are showing their namesake color.
A clump of violas are striking. I'm going to leave these in hopes of reseeded plants next year.
The tea olives are just getting started. Over the next few days, all five in the yard should release their fragrance.
One plant I don't have, but considered purchasing when I returned the cherry tree this week is Daphne odora. They're just starting to bloom and the fragrance is outstanding. I've read they can be a bit difficult so I'm not sure I want to invest the money in something so temperamental. Yes, I returned a dead plant. I did pay full price last spring. So there will be no cherries in my yard any time soon. Instead, I picked up the two Arizona Cypress trees in one gallon containers and a couple of Emerald Green Arborvitae. They were planted yesterday in various spots around the back yard.
It's 48 degrees and partly cloudy. The high today should reach 65. Upper 60s will arrive later in the week.