Sunday, January 18, 2015

Signs Of Spring

Are your gardens showing any signs of Spring? Here are a few photos taken in Gwen's garden two days ago.

"HCG Jacob" Helleborus Niger. "It started blooming the beginning of December. I was able to pick flowers in the garden to grace our Christmas Dinner table", says Gwen. It is part of the Helleborus Gold Collection

Viburnum bod antennae " Pink Dawn". It starts to bloom late November and will be fragrant on a sunny winter day.

The tree is an Acer Griseum or paperbark maple. It also has a beautiful display of fall colour. Here is a close up of the bark, a good choice for Winter interest.

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  1. It is encouraging to see flowers blooming...winter can't last much longer. Is it normal to have hellebores blooming now? Do some varieties bloom particularly early?

    1. Hellebore niger do bloom earlier than other Hellebores, sometimes called Christmas Rose for that reason.


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