Hello! I might have been getting a wee bit ahead of myself there in the garden. Mother nature has put me firmly back in my place, though, with a cold snap and even some snow! We seem to be out the other side of it now, thankfully. The snow was pretty, but I’m done with winter and want to move full steam ahead into spring! 🙂
Thankfully, the flowers which were in bloom are no worse off after the cold snap. The daffodils, hellebores, primroses and iris reticulata might have had some droopy moments for a bit, but are back to standing tall and showing off their beauty.
I am sheepishly joining Garden Ruminations for the Six on
Saturday Sunday meme. Enjoy the tour!
1 – Daffodils! One container is well on its way to having most of the flowers in bloom, while the second container is just starting to think about blooming! I’ve switched them around to play with the sun positioning, and that seems to be helping.
2 – Helleborus ‘Anemone Picotee’. This is now well established after a few years in the garden. It was just a teeny tiny plant when I bought it; a very simple, yet pretty flower.
3 – Helleborus Isabelle Spring Promise ‘SP Frilly Isabelle’, also known as a LenzRose. This plant is also well established in the garden, at this stage. It brings a pretty pink color to this bed in early spring, and it will be followed by hyacinth in shades of pink and white.
4 – Helleborus orientalis ‘Double Ellen Red’. I have four pictures of this one plant because I like the different aspects of it. This plant has been blooming for a while, already. I can’t say enough good things about hellebores. If you don’t have any in your garden, I would recommend you go and get some! 🙂
5 – Helleborus Harvington Double Red. This plant is a couple of years old, and not fully settled in yet. I bought two plants together, and one is thriving and this one is ever so slowly coming along. Hopefully, next year will be better.
6 – HGC Ice N’ Roses Picotee (Helleborus Gold Collection). This hellebore was added to the garden just a few weeks ago. I bought it at Altamont Gardens in February. I decided to go big this time, and not have to wait too long for it to get established. I’m definitely drawn to the simple flowers of white and pink.
And that’s a look at the garden this week. I’m thankful the snow didn’t last very long – just long enough to get some pretty pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
Lovely garden update! It’s great to hear that the snow didn’t harm any of your lovely flowers. Looking forward to seeing more updates as spring progresses!
It was quite shocking the first time I saw this happen – I thought for sure that the flowers wouldn’t survive. Low and behold, they are much more hardy than we think! 🙂
I like your white/color-touched hellebores. They are simple and simply beautiful. I also wish we were done with winter, but the long range forecast shows snow on 4 of the next 10 days 😦
Thank you, Su. Yes, the low-key ‘simple’ flowers can be quite beautiful, too. I hope the winter weather isn’t too bad for you. We get spoiled with a taste of spring and then it is hard to go back!
It is a good thing that you posted late as I am only just catching up with the SoS posts. Lovely Hellebore.
Ah, thank you, Rosie. Glad you could stop by for a visit! 🙂
I have a terrible habit of getting ahead of Mother Nature too often myself. The photos are fantastic!
I think it is the eternal optimist in all of us! 🙂
Hello Dana! It’s great to hear from you again. I’m sorry to hear about the cold snap and snow in your area, but it’s good to know that your flowers are still standing tall and resilient. I can imagine that it must be frustrating to have to wait for spring to really take hold, but it’s all part of the process of gardening and working with nature. Thank you for sharing your garden journey, and I look forward to hearing more updates in the future!
I’m so glad you enjoy my blog! Yes, it is so frustrating when the weather doesn’t cooperate as we would like, but thankfully, we’re mostly hardy 🙂