[images: Lynda Felton ]
Our weather this spring has a lot of Torontonians confused. We’ve had more cold and rainy days then sunny ones. One day everyone is in summer clothes and the next you’re digging out your winter coat. My garden is equally confused. At this moment I have both snowdrops – which pop up under the last snow and usually stick around till Easter - and double white tulips that I normally don’t start to see signs of until mid June. On one of the rare sunny days we’ve had this month, I watched my serviceberry tree break out in delicate white fragrant blooms. Two nights later, a rainstorm stripped it of every flower. I’m trying to be optimistic and hold tight to the idea that all the rain we’ve been experiencing will produce more than just the larger than normal population of slugs and snails I've seen (I’ll leave that rant for another time) but also, larger ferns and happier hydrangeas. I just hope it stops raining long enough for me to go outside and enjoy them.