Monday, February 11, 2013

Gardening on a Rainy Day.

Finally, we had a nice enough weekend for me to get out in the garden and get a few things cleaned up.

I noticed my first Trillium poking its head out of the bark mulch, along with the hyacinths and snowdrops.

What a difference it makes, on a gloomy day to look out the kitchen window and see the happy nodding heads of the snowdrops blooming under the Laurels.

I keep telling this tree peony to go back to sleep! I still suspect there will still be late snow and a few days of very cold yet and it scares me that this one is leafing out so soon. I think this is Paeonia suffruticosa 'Bai Xue Ta 白雪塔' (White Cloud Pavilion). 

The Lenten Roses are also busting out all over and the Crocus are emerging.

I tend to leave last year's foliage on the Lenten Roses until the flowers are up pretty high.  We haven't had any snow to smash last year's leaves down yet.

I noticed that there were lots of baby Cyclamen hederifolium 'Silver Me Pink' popping up.  I have made a point of breaking open and spreading their seed pods around last fall and it seems to have worked.The foliage is so pretty and the little flowers are so cute.

The Camellias are getting fat buds and the color is showing through the bud tips.
Camellia japonica 'Scented Treasure' - It doesn't seem to smell though!
My friend James got busy after being inspired by terrariums we saw at a local antique store in Sellwood. I showed him some areas in the pavement that had a lot of moss, so he made these. It's super cute and a cheap way to bring a little of the outdoors in. I have a bumper crop of moss too!

1 comment:

  1. I'm the same...some plants I wish would wait a little longer before poking their heads above ground, as happy as I am to see them, that danger of a late frost always makes me nervous.