Monday, January 19, 2015

Anticipation

I'm getting slightly antsy.

Things are happening out there. Out in the garden.

But I haven't been out there much due all to the cold weather and rain every weekend. I have mostly peeked out the window and watched the rain fall. I haven't filled up a yard debris bin for weeks! My worst nightmare!

I'm not sure if I'm still in the winter doldrums or I am just not anticipating spring enough yet. Spring denial perhaps?

There have been some recent glimmers of spring, but I don't want to get my hopes up too much just yet.

There is always that February bad weather still waiting in the wings to pounce.

Remember last year?

I can still see the effects of last year's cold on some of my babies. My Pittosporum will take years to recover.

Hopefully we will have a warm spring and all will be right with the world and I will finally get out into the garden.

Harbingers of spring doom - Snowdrops

Camellia japonica 'Nuccio’s Pearl'
Paeonia suffruticosa
Daphne odora 'Zuiko Nishiki' nearing bloom.
I see you poking your head out peony!
The fish are happy and eating.
The Agave parryi var. parryi  pup looks a little mushy.
Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Helleborus x hybridus 'Black Diamond'
Pittosporum tobira 'Shima'  still showing last year's damage.
Sarcococca ruscifolia (Fragrant Sarcococca)
Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper Bush) first flower open.

4 comments:

  1. Antsy is the perfect word. I am so ready to just get on with it. Then I remember last year. What if? So I wait...

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    1. I'm hoping that we've had all our winter weather. Perhaps this will be the summer that all the plants battered by winter 2014 will make their final recovery.

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  2. Great weather for pruning and weeding and pretending it's spring.

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