We’re visiting with frequent GPOD contributor Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvannia today.
Daffodils are now everywhere! It is so worth it to plant different kinds of daffodils not only for color and cultivar but for time in the blooming season. I have early spring, midspring, and late spring. However, given the totally weird weather this year, my daffodils are a good two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The peonies are popping up all over, and the tree peonies are starting to bud. One of my redbud trees (Cercis canadensis, Zones 4–9) will be in bloom any day now. Scilla are up, and the English and Virginia bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta and Mertensia virginica, both Zones 3–8) have sent their leaves up. Hellebores (Helleborus hybrids, Zones 4–9) continue to bloom. Daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids, Zones 4–10) and hostas (Hosta hybrids, Zones 3–9) have broken the surface of the ground, and now I have to put out red pepper flakes because the bunnies are nibbling on the new and tender leaves.
This tree peony (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 3–8) is already pushing new growth with a flower bud showing.
Camellia (Camellia japonica, Zones 7–10) blooms from winter into spring.
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