No April Showers, Still Have May Flowers

May 01, 2018  •  13 Comments

Double Delight

 

We got zero measurable precipitation in April; however, today, May 1st, we have a lot more roses and flowers blooming than we usually do this time of year. I was able to start watering using the drip system for the few hours the hoses would thaw in the afternoons on weekends in late January. I steadily increased the time on the drip systems every weekend as it got warmer. We were still getting frost every night until about two weeks ago, but without the frosty nights extending through April into May like it has done in years past, many of the roses and flowers decided it's safe to bloom early this year. I also irrigated at the end of March and the end of April, so the plants are happy despite the super dry conditions.

 

Multi-colored Iris

 

America

 

Allium

 

Baby Blanket

 

Iceberg

 

Bronze Iris

 

Purple Iris

 

Elle

 

Yellow & White Iris

 

Fragrant Memory

 

Light Yellow Iris

 

Abraham Darby

 

A tangle of wisteria

 

Blue Iris

 

Betty Boop

 

White & Purple Iris

 

Pink Iceberg

 

Sensation Lilac

 

Double Delight


Comments

Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos
Thanks, Julie!
Julie(non-registered)
Hey Tim .. your garden is alive with gorgeous colours and cheer! What a stunning collection you have
Shaaz(non-registered)
Oh wow thanks for letting me know Timothy! I just took a peak at the website about the conference and it does look very interesting! I'll read more about it for sure!
Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos
Hi Ms Shaaz. We had frost the other morning so some of the roses and flowers have frost damage. Certainly confuses the plants. Speaking of Plants, there's a conference in Toronto next week, May 15th & 16th, that looks interesting. It's called "Grey to Green Conference — Green Infrastructure: Jobs, Health & Community Resilience".
Shaaz(non-registered)
Beautiful shots as usual... We had an Ice Storm here in Toronto 2 weeks ago. Today I'm wearing a dress...All the flowers and leafs are confused...
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