I forgot to mention that these usually flower in March here, but I fear the
will not this year.
It's been a long cold winter, and it was 15 F last night, only in the 40's
F today (should be in the 60's). We've only had two days above 60 F so far
and we were rarely up to 50 F for two months (very cold for here). It
dropped to near 0 F many times, and usually it only does so a few times per
Usually we have fruit trees blooming and perhaps the first bearded Iris by
now, but there is little sign of plant activity yet this year (there are a few
Daffodils, Crocus, Winter Jasmine, and the few Maple trees have tiny green fruit
on them, but most of this (except the Daffodils) usually happens in late
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