Beautiful weather and temps in the 50’s and 60’s have things moving along quite well.
My most wonderful surprise this month, and one that I know for sure that you’re not sick of seeing is the flower that emerged from one of my air plants. Both of these were given to me by Matt the Lents Farmer this past summer. I’m so excited it decided to bloom! 🙂
One of my late winter faves, Edgeworthia chrysantha is blooming. I’d say about half of the buds have still to open. Usually when we have unusually cold winters, the buds never open. I think this one is doing as well as it is because the one Arctic Blast we had, happened in early November when the buds weren’t as developed and vulnerable yet. At least that’s why I think its doing as well as it is – it was so cold back then…
The inevitable close-up. I promise – this is the last photo of this plant.
The Grevillea ‘Scarlet sprite’ has a few more flowers on it than it did last month, but still not exploding.
Euphorbia rigida is still blooming.
One of my fave Swedish childhood memories – when these bloomed, you knew spring had arrived! Anemone hepatica or Hepatica nobilis – either name works.
Black pussy-willow or Salix gracistylus ‘Melanostachys’ – a plant I probably never should have planted, given how large it gets. Up to 10′ tall and 15′ wide! Yikes!
This one is a little further along and has lost its black fuzz.
I love my black Hellebores!
Managed to cut off the edge of this photo, but wanted to include it because you can see the center better. So pretty…
I rely on this Daphne to scent the neighborhood – so good!
Don’t think I ever realized that Pachysandra has flowers too – cute little fuzzy ones.
Last but not least – Camellia ‘Yuletide’ is slowing down, but not entirely done. It’s been going full tilt boogie since November.
To see what else is blooming in gardens around the world May Dreams Gardens, where Carol is hosting this monthly meme.