It has been a drizzling wet last couple days on the hill. Everything is very green as we try to duplicate Oregon’s climate. Not all the flowers open while it’s raining but I am more than grateful for the rain. Even though our part of Maryland has an average rainfall of 40 inches per year and the distribution is almost even over the twelve months (February has the lowest average at about 2.5 inches per month) my experience is that “average” never happens and we are always moving from one dry period to the next. Last year I lost several plants in the woods to a dry spell. So let it rain while it may. None the less it puts a bit of a crimp into our Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post.
Daffodils dominate our flowering right now, as it probably does for everyone on the East Coast. They come in so many shapes and sizes it is hard to represent the beauty or the length of bloom. There are still some emerging while others are near finished.
To the progression of fruit tree blossoms that are happening now we must add the Japanese Pear where the blossoms emerge along with colorful leaves.
Some of the other flowers that caught my eye, even in the rain, are shown below.
And I will close with an image of the Daffodils on the hillside surrounding the new Coral-bark Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku). We’re looking forward to that red bark providing color on winter days.