Monday, April 5, 2010

The Earliest Spring

Whether it is global warming or just typical unpredictable New England weather, this is earliest, warmest spring I can remember. Record warmth and more coming. It has stopped raining so I've been in the garden every day. The vinca is blooming. It can be an invasive pest but it is a nice ground cover in the right spot and the flowers are lovely in early spring. Unfortunately at my last home it had invaded a beautiful hillside that was covered in blood root flowers in early spring. I hope the vinca has not destroyed them.

The daffodils are opening very early and very quickly. I have very early and very late bloomers so the daffodil season usually spans most of April and May. I'm worried that this year the bloom will be compressed into a few weeks because of the warm weather.
Truly a wonderful carefree flower, queen of its season. The daffodil here is from my series Watergardens, flowers photographed underwater.

Our cooperative gallery, the Walpole Artisans Cooperative is hosting a cupcake social for moms on the Saturday before Mother's Day. My friend Loribeth made these incredible cupcakes for the event. She uses old sweaters which she felts and adorns beautifully. You can visit Loribeth on her blog maminkagirl.


T @ Poppy Place said...

Oh those cupcakes look good enough to eat :)

Vinca under control, planeted in confined areas, behind rock walls and driveways :)

I definitely think everything is at least 2-3 weeks early, it has been pouring here in the NW for 10+ days and more to come so not much gardening or photography going on right now :(

Have a great day, T.

Maminka Girl - Loribeth said...

thanks for the nice comments Judy.... this is such a pretty blog. I am out raking today and enjoying my daffodils too. LB