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
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
a classic beauty graces my rose bed every spring
the simplicity of the Trillium always reminds me of my mom
this Ballerina beauty is fast becoming a new favorite of mine.
there is never enough red in the winter garden
the Cherry and Camellia grace my view from the dining room
there isn’t a better plant for a winter garden than a Hellebore.
love the simple greens in this bloom
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
about a week later, the blooms begin to uncurl from the bud
the stamens are still so fresh and untouched
yet another week later, the vine is a riot of blooms
the stamens are all unfurled and waiting for the pollinators
love the classic form of this blooming vine
a mini rose begins to leaf out beneath my feet
another classic spring gem, Muscari
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)
I love watching the hosta’s uncurl their leaves each spring
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 peek at what’s to come … my roses are leafing out just right
I will leave you with the latest desktop wallpaper … enjoy!