April started out very cold; it has only warmed up in the last few days. The thousands of daffodils in the garden came up, got snowed on, iced on, and rained on, without being in the least bothered. A model of patience. They stayed an inch above ground for weeks while temperatures hovered around 30 degrees. As soon as it warmed up they shot up and made buds–the first few opened this morning. Crocuses bloomed even earlier, some of them in the snow.
Here are a few other garden scenes, the back yard where I did some raking:
Bright green leeks and purple bluebell (mertensia) sprout in spite of the leaves.