Saturday, February 11, 2012
Today's Flowers: Early blooms at the Arboretum
Bill and I went to the JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU in Raleigh, NC today to check out the premature blooms before winter blasts back in tonight.
I was glad we went because parts of the garden had a lot of blooms that you usually don't see here before March or April.
I took a ton of pictures because I'm not very optimistic about what kind of a spring we'll have given the premature blooms followed by winter blasting back in.
Parts of the garden have a lot of evergreens so even if there hadn't been early blooms there would have been a lot to see.
Even in the areas with a lot of deciduous trees and overwintered dried plants, there are a few blooms here and there popping up unexpectedly.
I have decided to stop worrying about the damage to flowers that were fooled by a mild winter and enjoy the surprises when they are popping up at me.
Most of the daffodils below were already bent down by some colder weather after they came up but they look pretty anyway. I also like the berries and yellow branches above the flowers.
I wonder what will happen to trees that bloomed too early, and then dropped buds and flowers when it got cold again.
My concern is that those trees might try to leaf out too soon but I guess I'll have to wait and see what happens.
I'll probably be posting shots from this garden walk on both of my blogs for quite a few days to come because I took so many pictures.
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