Cornelian cherry dogwoods, scilla, and daffodils were blooming April 15, 2009. With our warm April temperatures, this year they've already passed, except for the little passalong dafs that moved here from K's garden last weekend. (I'm amazed they haven't wilted yet in our unseasonable warmth.)
The calendar says April, but our temperatures feel more like June. Monday's high temperature was in the low 70's. It was in the 80's yesterday, and today our high is forecast to be in the 80's again (before it drops into the more-seasonable 50's when a cold front passes through on Friday.) I hope the front brings rain - we can use it after a fairly dry March and early April, especially with the warm temperatures.
The gardening season in the Chicago area is definitely underway. Happy Bloom Day everyone, and thank you Carol at May Dreams Gardens for dreaming up Bloom Day!
What's blooming in your garden?