With many flowers open ahead of schedule I’d heard rumors of Virginia Bluebells in bloom. I was surprised, then, when I arrived at Riverbend Park on Saturday morning, to see no flowers on the banks of the Potomac, just a sea of green leaves.
It was only once I decided to lie down on the dirt path (as one does in 20 degree weather) that I found them, bent by the cold.
Virginia Bluebells are one of my favorite native plants. Friday night was the first in a series of overnight hard freezes, and I don’t know how the flowers have fared since. I hope that some of these lovely flowers survived, because the sea of blue blooms, when it happens, is spectacular.
Edited to add: They survived! Look at the spectacular April display.