Spring, it is fleeting. We’ve had a lovely spring – cool and relatively moist – perfect for the earliest flowers. And it’s been a long spring with blooms staying strong for many days. This has been one of the best years for magnolias that I can remember. However, even good things come to an end and the transition to late spring/early summer is already starting. Let’s take a minute to appreciate the daffodils and tulips one last time.
The daffodils were especially strong this year. From the earliest “Jet Stars” to the last of the “Thalias”, I had daffodils blooming for four weeks. Of course, it’s never enough when it comes to these favorites but maybe that helps us appreciate them even more.
The tulips brought a show-stopping array of colors and dazzling forms. Their variety is always fascinating, always lovely. The cutting garden tulips were from White Flower Farm’s “Pastel Stretch” collection; this mixture has never failed me, rewarding the fall chore of planting with incredible bouquets in the spring.