I found that the plants are trying to grow. I think it'll take a couple of warm days and then there will be lots of new growth. Peonies are sending up their bright red new growth, Clematises are all starting to leaf out and the buds on the pear trees are fattening up.
Corsican Hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius) is just beginning to bloom. It has flopped all over the ground it's gotten so big.
I love how the leaves on this Saxifrage 'London Pride' look all wet. This was given to me last year by Linda.
Ribes sanguineum 'Kind Edward VII' has it's first flower bud showing! This one was new to my garden last spring. Last year at this time my other Ribes was already blooming.
A few of the Snowdrops I planted last fall are blooming. I expected them to be small, but are they really this teeny tiny? From the ground to the top it's about 3 inches high.
I moved Hellebore 'Red Lady' out front by a Hydrangea 'Preziosa' that I just moved during our front yard make over. 'Preziosa' still has leaf buds growing so I think it survived the move, now I hope it'll bloom.
Tete-a-Tete Daffodils are so close to blooming, last year at this time they were in full bloom.
The Crocus are closed up tight from the cold.
And this pile in the shed keeps growing and growing just waiting to get planted.
The garden is definitely behind from last year. At this time last year I had Winter Hazel, Camellias, the cherry tree, Muscari, Bleeding Hearts and several other plants blooming on March 1st. I know they are getting close, they just need a little warmer weather, just like me!
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