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In the garden: Am I blue

Or violet, as the case may be. This is the very first flowering of the year. One notices the pretty little flowers, but without knowing that violets are tenacious and invasive. Which is why we love them! One of my tasks in the early spring is to move clumps of violets from where they sprang up to where I would like them to be. They never fail.

Here is a second shot of the blue flowers against the gold grass mulch, left over from the winter. Yesterday there was one blossom. Today, there are two.

Extra! Extra! Saw my first pollinator; a small wasp.

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Submitted by TheMomCat on

All the usual Spring flowers bloomed very late this year. March & April were cool here. The tulips are just now finishing and the Lily of the Valley are just now budding. In the last few days the maples and oaks are starting to provide shade cover and the front lawn will only get its second trim this week.

My neighbors privet hedges still look bare and the hydrangea is only now starting to show life.

Living near large areas of brush & woodlands, we are under fire alerts which is typical more for March & early April than May.

Friends in NH tell me they are having a "heat wave" this week with temps in the 80's.

I'll be up in your area the end of June, then again in mid July.

Submitted by lambert on

It's 77°F here, which I suppose qualifies as a heat wave. I don't know why I live in Maine (well, I do) but I hate being cold.... Now comes the glorious summer through fall, however.