While walking around the garden this morning, I tried to notice which plants had growth or flower buds ready to burst forth.
The rhododendrons started to form flower buds for this spring, shortly after flowering last year.
This evergreen shrub truly ‘plans ahead’.
They usually bloom in April and May, though who knows this year?
As it breaks dormancy from a silent winter, the tree peony is a pretty pink. I can only hope that each new bud will each bring their own flower. Not usually, but since branches were pruned last fall, I feel there is a very good chance of a higher percentage of blossoms.
My camellia bush was one of the first shrubs planted here a very many years ago. While the branches have multiplied plenty, the blooms have not been the best. Any rain when this bush is in flower, and the blossoms just wilt and fall off.
I don’t think this poor plant has ever had a chance to show itself at its prime. Who knows? If this is an early drought spring / summer, the upside could be a full bush of beautiful red flowers.