Tuesday, April 13, 2010
MARCH SHOWERS, APRIL FLOWERS
Spring has come and the intense rains of March followed by some very warm days (and one quite hot day) of early April weather shock sprouted the garden. Last year's daffodils and hyacinth were out early. I also planted some pansies and ranunculus to cope with the usual bouts of cold we still get here in the early part of the month, and I thought for a while it was an unnecessary step since we had so much sun and heat this month. A single night of frost last week, however, killed all the non-hardy plants my neighbor put out too early. Nature is a cruel mistress.