“No Winter lasts forever; no Spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland
With heavy snows and bone chilling weather hitting the East Coast, Hal’s quote is a timely reminder that Spring will eventually come. I’ve been sick over two weeks with the flu, but am beginning to feel better. This weekend I had enough energy to walk through my garden to determine what it will need and discovered that, while I was huddled indoors working toward my health, the garden has decided to start waking up. Above is the first of the French Sorrel popping up through a thicket of dead leaves left behind from last year. In another pot was new shoots of chives coming up
Blueberry buds are forming
and the variegated sorrel is offering up leaves to be eaten right now!
Delicate leaves of the hydrangea bush are opening
And the Viburnum ‘ferreri nanum’ has several lovely clusters of pink blossoms.
My Saucer Magnolia has quite a few new buds on its branches
And though it’s not surprising to see the Hellebores blooming right now, they are always a welcome delight this time of year.
My Rogersia is also pushing up through its old dead leaves from last year and I’m loving the contrast of the old with the new growth
My climbing Hydranga that I grow in a container is also getting ready for spring
And the buds of this Contorted Filbert is signaling that the cool crinkled leaves that will eventually cover the tree is not far behind.
I hope you get a chance to discover some of nature’s delights in your neck of the woods.
Thanks so much for dropping by.