Sunday, April 8, 2007
What's blooming on Easter Sunday
Yesterday we had an onion snow*, so-called, Mom says, because it arrives when the onions are starting to grow - usually just a dusting, but we had about half an inch of wet white stuff.
Walked around today in brisk winter weather, sun and shadow, highs in the 40s. Solomon seal is finally emerging. Picked red tulips for the house (must be the Darwin Hyprid Impression mix, but they all came up red). More red tulips around the lamppost are very satisfactory. Japanese painted fern emerging, hosta in container showing signs of life. Astilbe in front showing ferny fronds. Anemone under hydrangea never grew, probably planted too shallowly. Dog-tooth violets starting to fade, English bluebells starting to show.
* According to Bartleby's: NOUN: Chiefly Pennsylvania A light snow in late spring, after onions have been planted.