The next two days will feature highs in the 70’s; this will be what the budded blossoms need to jettison us into spring and to a little more seasonal flowering time. As you probably have noticed, the garden has been a little behind schedule. The forecast for early next week is for temperatures in the 60’s which will also bring on some color, followed by temperatures in the 50’s to help keep the flowers from fading.
This means what is now in full flower, such as the Winterhazel Walk, may come and go quickly so if you want to see that garden in full flower, perhaps a visit today or Saturday is in your future. Some of the other plants you will find in flower now are magnolias, forsythia, daffodils, cherries and the first early wildflowers, also called spring ephemerals. What will be in flower in a few days remains to be seen. Perhaps checking in on the Twitter feed to the right of this page can keep you up to date with the spontaneous nature of the garden.
Ephemeral should be a mantra for spring in general. The height of flower can be cut short by frost, high winds and a surge in heat. The panacea for the ephemeral is to visit often.