More indications that bloom is going to be early. Here is a Lucy Kuhlman cluster that is already into bloom as of June 6th - this is 3 weeks early. Not too surprising as May was about 14c average and normal is usually about 12.5c.
Now this flower cluster is close to the soil level and receives more heat that the usual ones at the 3-4 foot level but still this is really early. Overall the Lucy Kuhlman looks good this year and came through the winter quite well.