Yesterday’s snow melted away, and once again the landscape is brown and gray. I’m a poet and didn’t know it. Ha!
At 26F outdoors, there are the occasional pansies bowing their little heads.
The Helleborus argutifolius ‘Silver Lace’ is trying to bloom, but it’s been so cold and snowy. As soon as the weather stabilizes a bit, I’ll trim away the old leaves to make way for the new.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ is just beginning to bloom. The blooms really are this red, but they are also a bit shrunken from the cold.
Do Goldfinches count as blooms? What about chickens? No, I suppose not.
Indoors, it’s a cornucopia of flowers. We have African violets all over.
The Cyclamen HH gave me for Valentine’s Day. He didn’t know what it was, but he thought it was pretty. Besides, as he told me, he went to Lowe’s for something (I can’t remember what), and it was on the display rack right beside the checkout stand. Nice to see that after 21 years, he’s still the same romantic I married.
I started them late, so the forced bulbs are just starting to make their appearance. These white hyacinths are very pretty.
I broke down and bought an orchid one cloudy day. We’ll see if I can get it to rebloom. I didn’t take a photo of it.
The Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti are still in rebloom.
Oh, and don’t forget about my seed and book contest. I hope you’ll enter.