Tuesday, April 09, 2013

A Guessing Game

Behold! The first garden blossom of 2013.

And, here's my little darlin' the very next day after spring said bye-bye and winter returned with a vengeance.

"We need the moisture" ~  So sayeth all the people who refuse to let me bitch about the flip flopping of seasons. And, I agree. Though I do think it's incredibly annoying that we waited, with baited breath, all ski season for some decent snow. Now that the ski resorts are closed? We're blessed with a full blown winter storm.

But, we did have a nice reprieve. True spring weather graced the mountains for one long, lovely week. Tender green shoots were popping up all over the place.

How are you at recognizing perennials as they're gearing up for warmer days? Test your knowledge on these four:

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Janie said...

Winter has returned here, too! Sure is weird timing, after such below-par snow in the calendar winter.

Snowcatcher said...

Sigh. The only one I can recognize is the lupine. We got another blast of winter today, too. So I clipped my daffodils and brought them inside. I wonder if they know I spared their lives a couple of days?!?

Aaron said...

Hm, the top middle one looks a little like Malva sylvestris. Am I way off-base? What are the others? :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Yes, we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow. I have a word in with the universe to remind them of my small spring buds, will they listen? lol maybe. enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

The only one I think I recognize is a hollyhock. ???

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Top row, left to right: Alyssum, Hollyhock, Lupine. Large photo below is a Euphorbia. :)