I’m thrilled to be able to participate in Garden Bloom Day at last. This really lifts my spirits after 3 days without power after an ice storm! Deep down I’m quite discouraged due to severe damage to many trees which snapped on our property…just one week after being pruned! Thousands of dollars later, I am beginning to look at a bit of colour, colour which others have no doubt seen already.
It all began here with the winter aconites, then the snowdrops.
The iris reticulata, though small in number, are a real morale booster!
On sunny days (what’s that?) the anemone blanda open up cheerfully.
Chionodoxa are all about, scattered by chipmunks and squirrels. They are in the lawn and places far from where they were first planted.
And at last the witchhazel is in bloom! It has been weeks since others have had theirs blooming.
Many bulbs are emerging, but not showing colour yet. The hellebores took quite a beating under layers of ice, but today they are doing well. I’m so glad to see them!
One other sure sign of spring is the rhubarb with its red knobby beginnings appearing. I’ll need to dig out some rhubarb recipes this week. 🙂
This morning a friend encouraged me by coming over to help pick up sticks and prune about 25 clematis. Now that’s a true friend! Only two days ago the clematis arbor looked like this.
But now that there is color at the end of the tunnel, life is perking up again!
I’m sharing this post with Carol at May Dreams Gardens
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