Elizabeth Melton Parsons


From Deep Freeze To Spring


A little over a week ago we were buried in snow with temperatures staying pretty steady at zero. But this week we’re enjoying daytime temps in the 70’s and my gardens are coming to life. A little too soon for this part of the Midwest. Our last frost date is May 10, so even though I love seeing my daffodils poking up out of the ground loaded with buds (these guys are hardy), some of my plants are way too impatient.

Plants like my large leaf Rhododendron are heavy with buds, which means that once again they will not bloom. I’m really beginning to hate those bushes. I paid out a large chunk of change for them and every year they bud too early, then the buds are killed, meaning no flowers. I saw them bloom once and they were spectacular, but without the large flowers they’re just unsightly bushes. Last year I moved them from their perfect location in the front to an almost full sun area in the back hoping the sun would kill them. No such luck. Too bad there isn’t some way to delay the budding.


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

2 thoughts on “From Deep Freeze To Spring

  1. Gorgeous…love the yellow!


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