More blooms appear during mid May. New flowers and growth continues to march along despite the cool wet weather we’ve had.
We seem to have a very dramatic seasonal change here in Southern Ontario from cold to warm. There doesn’t seem to be a gradual change in temperature with most days warming a bit. Instead a dramatic change seems to occur over the span of a week. The timing of the change varies from year to year. I recall several years when the warm weather would start in early May. This year it was late. This year we jumped from cool days with highs of 12 C or lower right to warm temperatures of 20+ C in the span of a few days. There seem to be very few days with highs around the calculated average in the mid teens. Until this week (May 18 – 23) we had to dress for cold weather most evenings on our daily walk. This week it finally warmed up and it will stay warm, we hope, until almost October.