We in the Pacific Northwest have been complaining about the nearly nonstop rain a lot lately. On the morning news today, the anchor said, "News Flash! The sun may make an appearance today!" while a co-anchor traced a circle with her fingers and said, "It looks something like this." The sun did actually make an appearance and we had a high in the mid fifties, still lower than average for this time of year but it was nice to see the sun again, even if most people were squinting like moles emerging from their burrows. My sister in Alaska is not sympathetic in the least as she woke up a couple of mornings ago to find a few fresh inches of snow on top of this which was still on the ground.
So, you see, it could be worse.
Much worse. You see, this shows that the snow had been melting.
Meanwhile, in my greenhouse, the clivia are beginning to bloom.
You may have a problem with tuberous begonias if you already have this many stored from last year (there are actually more that aren't visible in the pictures)
and twelve more (in addition to the dozen or so that came home from Bark and Garden in February) arrived in the mail this week. Well, occasionally one or two of the stored tubers don't come back so it's a good idea to have some extras on hand. Funny but there doesn't seem to be any space left in the greenhouse to start these.
Happy weekend all and if you're in the area, don't forget the Heronswood Open and plant sale on Saturday! Can you believe that it's April already?