The snow pulled back near the east side of the entrance wall. A few galanthus immediately showed the spring in their step. They arose in bud and then bloomed tall the minute the sun shone upon them. I left for work in the gloom of the early morning. The clouds left in the afternoon. When I returned home from work they greeted me. They had been hiding under their white blanket all along!
|March 12th Xeric Garden|
|March 12th Crevice Garden|
The thought of sowing seed brings to mind the flowering of a volunteer in my pots of Narcissus bulbocodium. It is much more robust than the tiny narcissus and several inches taller. These pots of narcissus had been sown over many years - repotted so there is not telling when it arrived with them. The color is most welcome.
By the 19th, the snow receded to shady areas only. Pop. The galanthus increased their stand by dozens. Pop. The first of the witch hazels joined the rising crescendo. Pop. Helleborus niger added its stunning touch.
|Galanthus en masse|
|Hamamelis 'Arnolds Promise'|
|Saxifraga 'Marie Louisa'||Saxifraga sancta|
|Lewisia redivia germination|