Tuesday, April 20, 2010
We're Hummingbird Ready
The grape hyacinths are blooming, and the clove currants, Ribes oderatum, are beginning to bloom. These two flowers are where my first spring hummingbird sightings usually happen. So far there has been no familiar buzzing in my ears. I suspect this year these flowers are just a little early. Last year they were blooming on May 5. There's still time . These flowers will bloom for awhile. The clove currants have only a few open flowers. Their incredible fragrance does not yet fill the garden but it surrounds the plants. I can still hope for the hummers!