Spring is certainly taking its time in southern BC this year. The cherry blossoms are finally appearing in Vancouver this week and today I saw a forsythia in bloom down the road.
The apple trees in the orchard have not yet produced any leaves. Peach trees that were in bloom this time last year have not yet leafed out. I heard cherry producers saying that this late cool spring weather could be a positive thing for them. I suppose the late start may mean less chance of frost damage to the buds.
I don't have many flowers to post, with only some scilla, crocuses and Iris reticulata in bloom so far. In fact, I have a picture of the same white Iris reticulata blooming last year a full four weeks earlier!
|Iris reticulata, looks like "Eye Catcher"|
|Some crocuses and dwarf Iris in my rock garden, April 14|