Tuesday, April 6, 2010

As If By Magic

How could I resist a fast post announcing that it is 90 degrees here today? We lost power at the shop this afternoon so we were all out the door by 3:45.

Took a stroll around the garden and was totally confused. Are the hostas and painted ferns supposed to be up already? The sweet woodruff is about to burst and the camillas and columbine are in competition with the hellebores. The first blossom opened on the peach tree last week and now its leaves are out.

And I had to take another pic of our ornamental plum, don't know how long the flowers will hang around in August, I mean April.

Just waiting for early evening so I can give a drink to the new plants. Probably be able to pick our first tomato!

( and if the second photo looks a little crooked, it probably is, there's a 5ft.incline on that side of the house)


  1. 90 degrees! I couldn't be more jealous! Spring is hiding from us in Provence. Were having rain a few days a week and the warmest it's been is 60!! Don't know what's happened to sunny South of France.
    The top photo is beautiful :-)

  2. Bonjour,
    Wow, 90 degrees. Lucky to leave work early and enjoy all the blossoms. Yesterday was gorgeous in Paris, blue skies and sunshine - around 65 - have to send some sun down to Sara Louise!
    Wishing you a good day!

  3. Sara Louise, Crazy married lady. Congratulations. I would think the two of you could heat it up with your happiness.

    Bonjour, April in Paris. Ought to be a song....

  4. Hi Jane,

    That tree is gorgeous! So are the helleborus. After a horrible Easter (rain!!) the weather in Holland is now lovely as well. It looks as if all the plants are 'racing' out of the ground!

    Wish you a lovely week!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  5. south of france... holland... paris, I feel like I need a passport to view these comments! what a wonderful forum this interspace is, especially with the most beautiful plum! (I must say, it smells just as good as it looks)

    German Girl