High 68 F
Low 40 F
The EM and I took a bit of a trip out of town this weekend to a party in Poughkeepsie, NY. Lots of fun but while we were away, summer arrived if only for a brief visit. The thermometer showed 83 F on Saturday and the river of bulbs has color! The first to bloom are the 100 'Accent' Narcissus which I planted in October. They have the salmon colored trumpet and creamy white petals. In between the daffodils there are tulips coming along and there is a 'gap' in the river as I put in some smaller species tulips and some camassia. The EM doesn't like the gap but I am waiting to reserve judgement until everything is done blooming. The texture is disrupted a bit but the species tulips should be very bright and they are budded up. I think I will have some bloom overlap. We shall see and then you can help me decide if I need to mark the gap and plant more daffodils to fill in. Sometimes we all need a little help with these things and who better to ask than the garden lovers out there. Back to the daffodils. Isn't the center of a daffodil sublime?