Sunshine On A Cloudy Day
Last Sunday was cloudy and cold, as I have already noted. But I was gladdened by a hardy handful of early blooming Daffodils in the Parkway Bed.
They were few in number, so it was just a little bit of sunshine, but they did brighten my day.
Not sure of the name, because they came from a free sack of 100 mixed bulbs from Colorblends. I just think of it as an early-blooming classic Trumpet Daffodil.
I also noted that the clump of ‘Early Harvest’ Tulips (Tulipa kaufmanniana) looked promising. Last year they were savaged by the Furry Long-Eared Demons. This year, however, I have doused them liberally with varmint repellent, which seems to be working.
These very early Tulips have bloomed in late March most years. This year they will be about a month later than normal. They are not rushing into anything, which is probably wise of them.
This is what greeted me on Monday morning. It took a day or two to melt. Meantime, I had to drive down to Springfield for the week. But I’ve been watching the weather reports, and things have warmed up a bit. The forecast for the weekend looks decent. I’m hoping to see a lot more sunshine when I get back home.