A (last?) visit from Winter

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!

In Peace,

Daffodils in pots and one covered in snow

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.

Helleborus 'Anemone Picotee'

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.

Helleborus SP Isabelle Spring Promise 'SP Frilly Isabelle' LenzRose

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.

Helleborus orientalis 'Double Ellen Red'

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! 🙂

Helleborus Harvington Double Red

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.

HGC Ice N' Roses Picotee (Helleborus Gold Collection)

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.

collage of primroses, iris reticulata and aubrieta, all with snow.

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! 🙂