Sunday, April 3, 2011

It is already getting hot!!

April 3rd and it is already 90 degrees.  This is not a good sign of what's to come this summer.  Spring is in bloom or starting to bloom.  Here are a few pictures I took in the garden this week.
It is extremely dry here, oh my we need some rain.   I have start running the drip irrigation in the potager.  The peonies are in bud, soon to be in full bloom.

The bleeding heart is blooming.  I just love this flower.

For the last 2-3 weeks the red bud trees have been blooming. 

The chives are starting to bloom. 

This is a Oak leaf Hydrangea that is just starting to leaf out. 

Ajuga is a very low growing perennial ground cover that blooms each spring.

The Japanese Maple leaves are crimson red (Go Sooners) and yes that is frost on the leaves. 

It is amazing a plant can survive when the weather increases or decreases by 40 degrees in 1 day!

Until next time,

2 comments:

Elisabeth said...

We stil havs snow and ice in our garden,but there is not much left now :-) Another two weeks I guess that I can fix my tomato house again. I can´t wait to get my tomato plants outside. I have not started planting flower seeds yet. I can wait for nigth frost to leav.
Please send me some of your heat..

Elisabeth

Katydid said...

Warm and windy! I love all your pics in this post. I am gonna have a few peonies this year. Love em!
Have a great week!
Kelly