Late spring as in - late.
It seems to be taking forever to be spring this year.
Low temperatures, dipping to the 30’s at night, have slowed spring (and this gardener) considerably. I compared plants this year with some pictures from April 4, 2010.
Lilac 2011 – barely showing any color in tiny buds.
Lilac 2010 – opening nicely.
Hyacinths 2011 – struggle against the cold.
Hyacinths 2010 – in fragrant glory
Brunnera (Forget-me-not) 2011 – plants just visible.
Brunera 2010 – starting their blue profusion.
The forecast for the next week is considerably warmer. That should rock me out of my cold-induced stupor.