late Winter to Early Spring * in Sharon’s garden

It’s been a very long winter in my world. When the calendar turned to March, I started to see the signs I wait for from the time I put the garden to bed in November. The green shoots of my roses begin to swell, the Hosta leaves start to point up through the ground, my 3 year old Clematis is waking up and all the little plants I have in the yard seem to become much larger as I walk around to take a peek, and a photograph or two.

The following pics are a timeline of sorts, walking you through the last part of Winter as it turns gradually to spring. Without a doubt, something worth seeing with each passing year.

Enjoy the photos, and the wallpaper calendar at the end for you* Sharon

a ghost from lingers from last years garden

a ghost from lingers from last years garden

I noted this beautiful fungus growing on an older rose cane and couldn't resist sharing

I noted this beautiful fungus growing on an older rose cane and couldn’t resist sharing

the first blooms to arrive in my sleeping garden

the first blooms to arrive in my sleeping garden

a classic beauty graces my rose bed every spring

a classic beauty graces my rose bed every spring

the simplicity of the Trillium always reminds me of my mom

the simplicity of the Trillium always reminds me of my mom

this Ballerina beauty is fast becoming a new favorite of mine.

this Ballerina beauty is fast becoming a new favorite of mine.

there is never enough red in the winter garden

there is never enough red in the winter garden

the Cherry and Camellia grace my view from the dining room

the Cherry and Camellia grace my view from the dining room

there isn't a better plant for a winter garden than a Hellebore.

there isn’t a better plant for a winter garden than a Hellebore.

love the simple greens in this bloom

love the simple greens in this bloom

the burgundy colors of this winter rose remind me of my summer roses

the burgundy colors of this winter rose remind me of my summer roses

taken on March 7, my evergreen Clematis promises a cascade of blooms

taken on March 7, my evergreen Clematis promises a cascade of blooms

about a week later, the blooms begin to uncurl from the bud

about a week later, the blooms begin to uncurl from the bud

the stamens are still so fresh and untouched

the stamens are still so fresh and untouched

yet another week later, the vine is a riot of blooms

yet another week later, the vine is a riot of blooms

the stamens are all unfurled and waiting for the pollinators

the stamens are all unfurled and waiting for the pollinators

love the classic form of this blooming vine

love the classic form of this blooming vine

a mini rose begins to leaf out beneath my feet

a mini rose begins to leaf out beneath my feet

another classic spring gem, Muscari

another classic spring gem, Muscari

this should be my Birthday Bloom, she is right on time every year

this should be my Birthday Bloom, she is right on time every year

these blooms are so fragrant, and the blooms so cheerful in the grey spring days ( Oregon Grape)

these blooms are so fragrant, and the blooms so cheerful in the grey spring days ( Oregon Grape)

I love watching the hosta's uncurl their leaves each spring

I love watching the hosta’s uncurl their leaves each spring

delicate and classic, wish she would bloom all year!

delicate and classic, wish she would bloom all year!

a variegated Money Plant. I wish she weren't a biannual plant ( I only have one so far!)

a variegated Money Plant. I wish she weren’t a biannual plant ( I only have one so far!)

a peek at what's to come ... my roses are leafing out just right

a peek at what’s to come … my roses are leafing out just right

 I will leave you with the latest desktop wallpaper ... enjoy!

I will leave you with the latest desktop wallpaper … enjoy!

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5 comments on “late Winter to Early Spring * in Sharon’s garden

  1. Candace says:

    Your yard must be glorious!

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  2. Love those Hellebore! Beautiful images!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    very beautiful photos

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