Here it is the 15th of the month again and time for Garden Bloggers to post what's blooming. I woke up to 3 inches of snow and it looked like the whole world was blooming. After church, though, the sun had come out and I actually found some blooms.
Scilla, daffodils, some late-blooming hyacinths, grape hyacinths, species tulip, several late crocus, dandelions, purple cress, spring beauties
Almost Gone (thanks to multiple deep freezes)
Most of the daffodils, crocus and hyacinths along with the forsythia, bloodroot
Almost Here (big fat buds awaiting some warmth and sunshine)
Viburnum carlessi, crabapple, tulips, garlic mustard (which I've been pulling like a madwoman), trout lily, and redbuds
What I woke up to this morning
My forsythia frozen once again,
An honest-to-goodness snowball bush. Note the bud I circled on this viburnum carlessi.
An unknown bulb pushing through the snow.
A few hours later the sun came out and this was the surprise bloom for today--a species tulip called Persian Pearl. I love this diminutive flower and plan on planting more species tulips.
And I found a few flowers blooming in the woods, including several large stands of purple cress, so named because the underside of the leaves are purple.