Wednesday, February 15, 2012

february blooms

Looking back at my garden notes from Februaries past, one thing’s for sure, plants are blooming earlier. This has been a whacky winter; and by whacky I mean mild and wonderful. I’ve actually enjoyed spending time outdoors throughout most of this winter, which is in stark contrast to the incredibly snowy winter Nashville saw last year.

Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles), Daffodils (Narcissus), Lenten Rose (Helleborus), and Witchhazel (Hamamelis) lead the charge (and the Camellias are still blooming!). The thought of grouping all late-winter blooming plants together in one composition seems a perfect way to combat winter blues. And while ordinarily opposed to such theme gardens, this is one I’d like to try.

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