Our weather today has been all over the place; windy, rainy, sunny and COLD! They are talking snow for the middle of the week. I thought I'd take a quick walk through the back garden to see if anything had changed, and happily there has been a few changes. It was still windy and getting late in the day, but I was too excited not to take pictures.
I've got flowers blooming! The Sarcococca ruscifolia or Sweet Box is already blooming and smells so good! This plant lives close to some large evergreen trees and does really well. The berries (which aren't edible) are from last years flowers, this shrub is very slow growing and evergreen. The delicious scent carries throughout the yard. I'm thinking I will add one to the entry garden that I'm redoing.
The Hellebore 'Mardi Gras Double' that I planted last year has buds coming up. Click here to see what it will look like in bloom.
A Hellebore starting to open!
Daphne x transatlantica 'Summer Ice', a pretty evergreen shrub, is starting to bloom again. It blooms almost year round and like the Sarcococca has a wonderful scent. I highly recommend both of these shrubs for some winter color and fragrance.
I love how this container is looking. There is a Viola tucked in here, but it's not blooming right now.
I had mentioned some Hellebores that I had been visiting at the nursery a couple of weeks ago. My husband told me to go buy them for my Christmas present, so here they are waiting for their new home in the front entry garden. 'Pink Marble' and 'Pink Frost' are the two I chose, can you tell I had my 4 year old daughter with me who insisted we needed them to be pink? I've seen pictures of both of these on blogs and am happy that they will now be in my garden too.
I hope you all had a nice weekend and maybe even had a nice surprise in your garden.