We usually have one warm week in February. I look forward to that, because traditionally that is when I can give the big dirty dog a bath. This year, pretty much the whole month has been warm. As a result, this is the earliest I can remember having blooms in the garden. And the dog has not been washed yet. Having some water pressure difficulties in the new “wet studio.”
The violets are always the first sign of spring.
The paperwhites have come and gone, and now these little cluster daffodils are blooming.
This is the Henry Lauder Walking Stick. Its putting on a good show this year. It always has something interesting going on with it.
The first camellia. At least the first one that the Queen has not eaten.
The forsythia. It might look a little sparse, but I am very proud of this bush. It was one of the first things I planted when I moved here (almost 30 years ago!) and it was in complete shade. So by the time we moved it a couple of years ago, it had about given up. It has made a good comeback, and I am excited to know that it will thrive in its new place.
The bridal veil bush is showing off before the flowering almond!
And hyacinths and larger daffodils are starting to make an appearance.
MLG was here yesterday and cleaned up all the debris from the big windstorm we had last week. With it looking so tidy, I am encouraged to go out and do some more weeding and clean up. Have a great weekend, everyone!