Has anyone seen a crazier year for weather in this area?
Yesterday I noticed that a couple of my perreniels, Russian Sage and Caryopteris, are already flowering. I may be wrong of course, but I could swear they usually don't flower until August.
As I was thinking about this, I remembered that back in the super-hot spring (before the Easter freeze) many varieties of flowers came into bloom before they would be expected to. In other words later bloomers were blooming alongside earlier bloomers. I read about it somewhere or other and it was being called "simultaneous flowering". Looking at it in retrospect, after the freeze it seemed like the plants had precognition of the drastic temperatures to come!
I know that there have been storms around Eastern TN here and there. But they have all managed to miss my little piece of heaven here about 25 miles north of Chattanooga and my ground has turned to dust and even the weeds are dieing. So in other words, the weather has not really been normal since winter as far as I can see.
Which brings me back to my Russian Sage and Caryopteris. I am wondering if this phenomenon referred to as "simulataneous flowering" is going on again now.
Is anybody noticing strange things going on in their gardens and yards due to all this back-to-back nutty weather? Or have I just lost track of the months again? :-))))