Until then we are having another nice stretch of dry sunny weather and everyone around here has headed out to their gardens to get a head start on weeding. The Littlest Gardener and I worked in the side yard and path garden weeding and cutting back plants. Again I was amazed at all that was going on. Almost all of the Clematises have new growth, the ribes leaves are starting to open, the blueberry bushes all have leaf buds - some even beginning to open and more bulbs are making their way out of the ground.
Hellebore 'Royal Heritage'
Hellebore - this was a seedling from some of the 'Royal Heritage', I found lots of seedling in this area.
Another Hellebore 'Blue Lady'
The Greigii tulips that I found at the grocery store are coming up through Dianthus 'Sooty'.
Purple Wood Spurge growing in a container has pretty purple new growth
Primroses sitting in the sun waiting to be planted.
The Littlest Gardener planting more of the Sword Fern, I'm hoping some of them do come up.
The Pansies seem to have recovered from the cold we had a while ago.
Violas in one of my "girl" planters.
I realize that a lot of the country is having terrible blizzards and ice, but hopefully seeing this little bit of color will help. We are definitely still at risk of snow here, in fact it will be in the 20's the next couple of nights. February is generally a very cold month here so hopefully all this winter color will survive whatever weather comes our way.