The blueberries are in the ground. The tomato cages are securely staked. The foxglove seeds
have sprouted. And one of the sunflowers I planted just last week
has come up. The warm rains of the past few days have turned the corner on the garden.
19°C (66.2°F) I almost forgot to mention – our two crabapple trees are in full bloom, raining thousands of tiny white petals onto the ferns below. The flowers are a little on the smelly side, in an almost-but-not-quite-unpleasant way, but it certainly attracts pollinators. The trees are positively electric with their buzzing.
Nearby, we have some dwarf lilac and weigela that are blooming, too, but it’s the crabapple that gets the bees.