Mixed Feelings

April 6th, 2007

I have mixed feelings about the weather right now. We had a very warm end of March and it got everything off to a great start, 3 weeks earlier than last year, and now we have this really horrible cold snap with lows around 20, wind chills in the single digits and highs in the 30s.

I covered up my hydrangeas, my little lilac, and my roses that had already started leafing out, but that is all I could do. The cold has roiled in and wilted my tulips, which had not started to bloom yet, some alliums, some daylilies, and god knows what it is doing to tree buds.

This really sucks, I hope the tulips can start over and bloom still, even if it’ll be late April. You’d think, being a spring bulb, they’d be hardier than this, they’ve really been weakened by the cold.

However, in every cloud there is a silver lining. The cold has assuredly killed all the mosquitos that hatched last week, probably before they could breed, so we should have another light-mosquito year.

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