domingo, 6 de agosto de 2017

Warm winter..

 I don't live in a zone of harsh winters but this year the weather is warmer than normal with weeks of temperatures well over 20 C (68 F) Some plants haven't gone dormant and others "woke up" earlier than usual.

 Yesterday this tropical water lily (Lindsey Woods) sent up a flower above the water and many of the hardies are sending up pads, at this time last year the pond looked totally deserted..

And the first Daffodils of this year showed up one month earlier than last year! They are so pretty!

I don't like this unseasonal heat because usually it means we'll go from winter to summer with no in between! and summer is a dreadful time for my beloved Roses!

See you next time!

5 comentarios:

  1. Good morning dear MDN,
    It must be great to welcome the first springflowers. I hope the heath does not go on and will wait a little bit longer.
    Fantastic color of the waterlily.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rosehugs Marijke

  2. Hello Marijke! Yes flowers are always welcome but here spring is always short and quickly checked by the summer heat. If summer comes fast the first bloom of my roses might be spoiled, it has happened before. Thanks for visiting and have a day full of roses!

  3. Oh...! It's still winter in Argentina! Didn't really know it. Daffodils in winter. How hot must be summer then!
    Interesting for me to find now out about the different vegetation all over the world.

    1. Yes Sigrid, it's still winter her but feels like springtime, not having very distinct seasons makes difficult if not dowright impossible to grow temperate climate plants that need clearly defined seasons like peonies, tulips and lupins. Our Summers are long and very hot here with temperatures reaching and often exceeding 40 c and it's not a dry heat but humid and oppresive. Have a wonderful week!

  4. Our winters have become decidedly warmer of late too. And our springs arrive early and conclude quickly. It is a disturbing trend.