No changes here after the rain. Tulip, daff, more irises, dogwood all trying to do something. Wondering what "zone" I am really in. The overwintering weeds are doing well though.
Cool and windy today as things dry out.
More buds seen; Eleanor Roosevelt will pop out in a day or so. Cosette, IB, Sass, 1934 popped out, but does not have a great form. It is also very short, but it is its first year. Red at Last, Mahood, 1970, MDB
You should be starting soon, Tom ! I don't see much happening in anything but the dwarfs, but, everything has gotten a "better color" to the leaves. A good rain would sure help , here. I think I will start "irrigation" on some of the beds, today
Eleanor Roosevelt shows a single blossom on a short stem, no pix taken with the showers. Then found White Autumn King put out a blossom on a very short stalk; early IB's, as are Cosette and Eleanor. Yankee Skipper-SDB had one bud just starting to put out a fall so should be fully out by tom'w-#7 in the sequence of openings. None of the other dwarfs are trying yet. Seems like many are shorter than they should be this year. Soil depletion?, horrid winter?, whatever. Will make note of future stem heights.
Dogwood is finally beginning the blossom push. Seems late.