The crocus and eranthis have fled, but a few others have emerged to take their place. Tomorrow is predicted to be 70F which is a good ten degrees above normal; never mind that it will go back down to the 50s the next day, and probably rain all next week! It rained yesterday and this morning, hence the drops seen here and there in the photos…

first daffodils

The former owners were clearly not terribly ga-ga over daffodils, judging by this one lonely clump poking up through the pachysandra.

 

hyacinths

I guess they were not hyacinth-holics either, because there are only these two planted next to the front walkway…. but their scent is lovely.

 

Erica carnea

This is a line of what’s probably Erica carnea ‘Springwood Pink’ along the front of a slightly-raised bed. The section is no more than 4 feet long; it’s amazing what the right camera angle can suggest! LOL

 

magnolia buds in mid April

These magnolia buds are promising a nice upcoming display in the next few weeks! It will be fun to see how dark (or otherwise) the flower color will be.

I also see some buds on what I am guessing may be a Preston lilac but will reserve judgment until bloom time. The weeds are definitely already in flower though! 😦

 

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