First Rose And Clematis Of 2013
'Easy Does It' is disqualified, because it never stopped blooming at all:
'Prospero' got just a light trim, so he doesn't count either:
Climbers like 'Sombreuil' and 'Lunar Mist' went on and on. For the ones that actually got cut back significantly, 'Secret' nearly triumphed, as it often does:
But the winner is 'Marie Daly', who got pruned hard and moved from an unirrigated spot in deep shade to a better place, and still managed to bounce right back in just weeks.
The first Clematis of the year award goes to water spotted
Usually it's always 'Bourbon'. This year 'Bourbon' is two days behind.
The Hippeastrum buds are emerging, too:
Yep, it's Spring alright.