Gardening in recent years has become a battle between mother nature and those gardeners dedicated enough not to give up. Between droughts, summer weather during Winter which enabled most of our plants to leaf out and mother nature dared to tease us and take it back. My garden has been hit a lot, fortunately not everything but with some things only time will tell.
Malus Purple Prince - Crabapple had a beautiful blooming season. Very early as with everything else, but I got to see a couple weeks of the beautiful flowers before a hard freeze took out so much here in this area as well as across the country.
The Peony tree blooms earlier than my regular Peony and has a couple blooms started. Since the freeze hit so hard here, I am not sure if these will open or not.
Just a few of my Hosta coming up here, way too early. Quite a number of my Hosta have been severly affected by the freeze. I haven't decided if I will cut them to the ground and let them completely leaf out again or just cut off the freeze damaged leaves. Since it's either all of the Hosta affected or the greatest part of them, I probably will cut the affected ones completely down. Several of these that were up this much were some of the affected ones.
This Bloomerang Lilac had just started opening her blooms so am not sure if they will finish or not. I hope it didn't hurt it for any reblooming either.
Picea abies Reflexa. This is a weeper so the height is totally controlled to how tall I want it. Since electric lines are above, I couldn't have anything really tall. Well all I can say is that I am glad a lot still hadn't bloomed or leafed out and that I have some conifers to look at. That Solomon's Seal coming up on each side of the Viburnum in back with a Painted Fern in front of those. The Ferns were affected by the freeze. I hope things improve here and around the country for this gardening season.