Yesterday hubby was raking the garden beds so I asked him to take the camera out to see if anything was in bloom. I am still not walking well enough to navigate the garden so he gladly agreed. He looked at me and said he hadn’t seen anything yet but he would see what was happening. Much to his surprise the Galanthus or snowdrops have just appeared in the backyard under one of the Rhododendrons.
He also spotted this blue Primula loaded with buds. You may have to click on the photo to see it up close. This plant should have been divided last fall as it’s quite large. The outer leaves are ragged and need to be removed. It was obviously a slugs dinner over the winter.
The Viburnum bodnantense continues to bloom with its fragrant pink flowers. Of all the shrubs you can have in the garden, this one is a keeper as it blooms from November to February here on the west coast of BC.
Many of the perennials are starting to show sings of growth. This Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ has crowned and its time to cut back the old stems. This is one tough plant and is very drought resistant, easy to propagate and brings bees into the garden. I must admit I am anxious to get outside in the garden. The soil is calling me, teasing me, but it’s still early in the season. We could have a frost still but it’s not likely. By this time last year we were placing compost on the garden and getting things cleaned up.
Today the groundhog didn’t see his shadow so spring will be early. Yahoo!