No foolin’ around

A thunderstorm rolled through early this morning, leaving a beautiful blue sky and warm air in its wake.The temperature is supposed to hit the mid 80s today, making me wonder if this spring has been a hyperbolic narrative leading up to some sort of elaborate April Fool’s joke. The last few weeks have felt like Bob Ross effortlessly painting March, April and May simultaneously onto an amazingly bright canvas.

I don’t know if this means we’ll have an early and extended summer, but it’s clear that spring isn’t foolin’ around.




Syringa vulgaris


Lamprocapnos spectabilis


Narcissus ‘Golden Ducat’


Hydrangea arborescens ‘Bella Anna’


Tulipa ‘Banja Luka’


Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’


Tulipa ‘Purple Flag’, Tulipa ‘Golden Appledorn’ and Muscari armeniacum


Acer palmatum ‘Roseo Marginatum’


Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’


Tulipa ‘Miranda’


Iris germanica


Malus ‘Prairie Fire’




Clematis ‘Rouge Cardinal’


Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliantisima’


Euphorbia polychroma


Aquliegia ‘Winky Double Red-White’





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  1. Chris your spring is beautiful..ours turned the temps back to seasonable temps and we are now getting 50s again…with that also freezes….the early brave blooms caused form the heat up in early March are now in jeopardy again



  2. I am so envious. I am in my second season for gardening and trying a lot of new things this year. I can only hope my gardens look this lovely. I have a blog tracking my progress this year. I'm in Wheaton, IL (a Western suburb of Chicago) so this awkward weather has been harsh on some of my outdoor plants, but take a look and let me know if you have any comments or suggestions! I also found some ideas here for my indoor grow house. THANK YOU!



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