Gardening in the Upper Midwest can be challenging. Of course, every region has its own particular challenges but ours seem especially annoying in the spring. I see other bloggers post pictures of their crocuses and snowdrops and even daffodils weeks — nay, months! — before our snowpack has begun to shrink, let alone melt. And Mother Nature can never make up her mind whether it is really spring or just a tease. I do not think I have ever had daffodils that didn’t get their leaf tips frost-blasted because we had a hard freeze (or, more likely, many, many hard freezes) after they came up. I worry about them every year.
However, it doesn’t seem to bother them too much. Sure, the leaf tips are yellowed, but the rest of the foliage is healthy and they blossom just fine.
Hurrah for spring!