Chicago is experiencing a very strange weather pattern.  The Forsythia bush bloomed around 3/16.  Last year it didn’t bloom until around 4/28.  Management for the Bucktown Garden (i.e. me) has been unprepared for this development.  The last bunch of years the weather has been so bad that fixing garden stuff like replacing rotted planters couldn’t even begin until May.

The flowers are more plentiful this year than compared to last year.