Why is Daisy amazed? Because we have had too long a spell of above-normal temperatures. While Daisy cannot be fooled by the weather, some of my favorite plants can.
Daisy makes me smile no matter what mood I am in.
The Lenten Roses are several weeks early around here.
We planted camellias knowing full well that we are on the cusp of their growing area. Some years we see gorgeous blossoms and some years we see buds that get cold, turn brown, and drop off. This week is far too soon for the camellias to have a chance.
This bud is ready to burst forth.
The limbs are heavy and full of buds.
And we have some open blossoms!
So I will enjoy our flowers albeit a little early and I suspect for a shorter while. The lengthy warm weather is a minor inconvenience to my plants. It can be devastating to farmers and their fields and orchards. Apple trees may blossom out only to be killed by a heavy freeze. So, as much I have really enjoyed the warmer weather, we really need to get back to normal temperatures. And soon.