Sunday, January 18, 2015

Let The Garden Begin!

Walking to the car earlier today, I was thrilled to catch a whiff of my Sweet Box (Sarcococca ruscifolia). It has been a little shy this winter but the recent warmer weather (40s and 50s) coaxed it out of hibernation. It's exactly what the doctor ordered. The flowers may be small but they're powerfully fragrant. I've got three stems in a vase next to me and I'm in heaven.   

Sarcococca ruscifolia with fresh blossoms and berries from last year's blossoms. 

I'm so glad the weather has stayed warm enough to keep
the foliage, petioles and stems on this Eucalyptus aglow.
Last year it died all the way down to the ground.
(Eucalyptus nicholii

Love it! 

Years ago, not long after buying Bergenia cordifolia 'Tubby Andrews' I thought it had reverted.
I was wrong. In winter the green and cream leaves take on pink tints. 

This golden Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii)
has red berries that remind me of dried cranberries. 

Such little works of art. 

Guess what this is:

If you look closely in the center of the photo, you'll see frog eggs! This definitely means spring is coming! 

I'm so excited! 

Finally, I took a few random photos of Nala, one of our four felines. 

A cross-eyed yawn. 

Yes I'm beautiful. 

What is that thing? You're starting to annoy me. 

I'm definitely annoyed now so I'm going to ignore you.
Thank you to each one of you for your kind words in my last post, 
You guys are the best!