… the gills that have appeared on the side of my neck will come in handy! I remember reading somewhere last Fall that Spring 2011 was going to be unseasonably wet and cool. Yup! The ‘Heathcliff’ part of my personality says that the kids [my shady characters] absolutely LOVE the cool, damper weather, with my newly acquired Cory ‘Blue Heron’ putting on an electric blue display that leaves me speechless every time I pass it on the way into the house!
And then there is the stunning Glaucidium palmatum, that even now, a week after her flower first opened, continues to dazzle me with her unquestionable beauty. She’s another one that doesn’t like the heat and humidity!
Of course, the downside to all of this beauty is that everything seems to be close to a month behind where it normally is. I went poking to see if I could feel the nubs of Cupripedium reginae, and still nothing! Last year she was starting to unfurl her fabulous pleated foliage. I hope that she’s just languishing, trying to keep warm beneath the soil’s surface. I do worry about my children so! In the meantime there is nothing to do but sit tight and wait….. I’m not ready to start building the Ark just yet!