While the rest of America watched the Superbowl, I spent a few hours in the garden, pruning and scooping up some of last year's stems and foliage. I'm seeing signs of spring and while I'm thrilled to peaces, I'm also a little leery of what February might bring. I'll keep my eye on the weather forecast and keep my boxes and blankets handy just in case (God forbid) we get a repeat of last year's February freeze.
I'm happy to report that my winter bloomers are performing beautifully.
|Sorry for the blur but I had to share a closeup of my deliciously fragrant winter honeysuckle blossom.|
|My Wintersweet looks and smells better than ever.|
|Viburnum bodantense 'Pink Dawn' is also a happy camper.|
|Bridal Wreath Spirea is starting to bloom.|
|The Helleborous foetidus blossoms are still shy but beautiful nonetheless.|
|Early daffies are about to pop, except for that one that the slug ate.|
|The Galanthus are making a valiant effort.|
|And the Magnolia stellata catkins are plumping up.|
|Sobaria sorbarifolia is always an early arrival to the spring party. |
I love the pinky foliage.
Aren't you glad January is over and we're that much closer to spring? I sure am.