All winter a fuzzy coat protects the flower bud and when the weather starts to warm
in mid spring they start to open.
This year the buds started to open in March when our temperatures were in the mid teens or mid 70F.
But the night-time temperatures for the last week and a half have dropped below freezing
and the flowers buds that should look like this...
do not. They are brown and shrivelled with frost damage.
I do not know if they will survive, but I hope the closed
flower buds will stay closed until the night-time temperatures stay above freezing.
It has been wonderful getting into the garden early, but I am finding
a few casualties of the unusual mild winter and spring.
How is your garden with this unusual spring???
Take care and have a Blessed Easter!!