Friday, 26 March 2010
Signs of Life
The top picture is that of the Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple). It just started blooming out yesterday. Wonderful to see the tiny red flowers.
The second is of the (Ilex Blue Princess) Holly Blue Princess. It looks rather beat up right now and the berries are about to drop off. Still everything for this year is ready to go. Buds are about to spring to life.
The third is a miniature daffodil, It is referred to as a Tete a Tete, it will bloom any day now. These have the same look as regular daffodils but much smaller, max height about 15 cms.
The bottom picture is of the Rhododendron Black Spot. This guy also looks rather rough as well. However shown here is a flower head, so all is good again this year for a great floral show.
Last night was a really cold one,-7 o C. The tulips have this look of just coming out of the freezer. They do not seem to mind it though. When the sun hits them and they thaw out, they look like nothing ever happened.