February, you gray month of mournful passing, what has come over you? Light snow, a smidge of rain . . . do you think you’re April or May?
Well, even if you are confused, I thank and hail thee well, February my former foe, but now, friend.
For flowers are popping up everywhere cheered by warmer temperatures and gentle raindrops falling on their petals.
Flowers can tell the rest of the tale here at Red Dirt Ranch. Most hellebores are still in bud, but ‘Red Lady’ protected by some stones in the front garden is already in full, nodding form.
She is an exquisite beauty as belies her name.
Even from far away, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ glows beneath cloudy skies. She will be opening more and more in coming weeks. Only two seasons here, she is settling in.
These iris stopped me in my tracks as I walked back up to the house with Megan. Next to the black mondo grass and in front of my statue of Mary, they are something. I hope they multiply
Because this is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day hosted by my dear friend Carol of May Dreams Gardens, I have zoomed in on the flowers. I hope you don’t mind. The actual gardens aren’t much yet, but ooh, in a few weeks, they will be splendid.
Happy Bloom Day to all of you. I hope February is also being kind to you.