WELL, I MISSED YOU. I've been away from my garden, my garden blog and my blogging buddies for far too long. But today, I was able to get outside and cut back some of the mess from last year. In other words, I made a tiny dent. Teeny tiny. I've got a lot of work ahead of me but, if you're a gardener, you know it's not really work.
I also took my camera outside and snapped some photos.
|This is Bergenia cordifolia ‘Tubby Andrews.' I thought it reverted to green but it's got its is true colors now.|
|This is Hebe 'Pink Elephant.' It shows its brightest colors during the winter months. Love it!|
|Fuzzy buds on my Star Magnolia, Magnola stellata 'Royal Star'|
|Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'|
|Euphorbia 'Tasmanian Tiger'|
|An unknown Euphorbia variety|
|Nandina domestica ‘Wood’s Dwarf’|
This is how my Tetrapanax looks right now. Pretty sad but there is a tiny leaf waiting to unfurl when spring gets here.
|Tetrapanax papyfifera ‘Steroidal Giant’|
|Moss is alive and well in my garden. It's growing here on a vintage wood ladder.|
My only indoor/outdoor kitty decided to come out to say hello to a volunteer (smashed) catnip plant. I think he wanted to make sure it was still there.
|Zip and the catnip.|
Unfortunately while Zip snoozes indoors a gopher has been making himself at home in the garden, evidenced by several holes like this one.
Finally, below I wanted to show you the driftwood my sweet sister got for me last fall. It is very special because it came from one of our childhood haunts in southern Oregon. Thank you, Laura!