I do not know if it is human caused global climate change or a single year anomaly, but spring really feels like it has come early this year. Granted, the first day of spring–corresponding with the spring equinox–was March 20th this year.
It’s been in the 70s most days and the rain has not really set in making it feel like early summer more than the beginning of spring. The blueberries I planted last year are budding out and the fruitless quince are really coming on strong:
I am just hoping that we do not get a killing frost that blackens everything that has budded out because of the early warm weather. About eight years ago we had a similar weather pattern and the growing season was extremely difficult for perennials.