Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Garden Awakens

The unusually warm winter has awakened the garden.

But the nandina are holding onto their fall/winter colors.

The camellias bloom in February in a normal year. Or at least two of the three do. The third camellia, which has white blossoms edged in an orange-pink, has only bloomed three of the past ten years, and is not blooming this year.

Crocuses were the first perennials up. These are all that's left from last night's bunny buffet!

Next up were the daffodils, thankfully unloved by the bunnies and deer.

The pink hyacinths have begun to open - the purple ones won't be far behind!

Loropetalum brightens the corners of our yard.

I was astounded to see the daylilies - way ahead of schedule, though they won't bloom for several weeks.

Perhaps they're right and spring really is just around the corner!

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  1. What a lovely post. I wish I had your yard! I hope you'll come over to the new Fabulous Party. This weeks theme is 'Warm Heart'. Your post is perfect to share! The party is over here:
    Enjoy your week!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to check out your Fabulous Party.

  2. Your flowers are beautiful! I just noticed my day lilies poking though the mulch over the weekend also!

    1. Thanks! Without a winter, everything is so confused!

  3. Wow- you have some wonderful color in your garden! Mine still looks winter drab. Thank you for sharing at Monday Social.

    1. I should have waited a few days for photos. With just a bit of rain, many more have come up. Purple hyacinths and white jonquils have appeared. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Your flowers are beautiful, enjoy the view! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

    1. The flowers are prettier by the day! I'm glad you enjoyed them as much as I.

  5. OMGoodness, you are WAY ahead of us. However, we have hyacinths that came up and daffodils also then got covered in the snow and ice so I don't know what will happen! nandina is one of my hubby's favorite bushes!

    1. The garden had really started to bloom - more hyacinths and the azaleas were opening. Then we got hit with sub-freezing temps and that was that! I've got my fingers crossed that at least some of the azalea buds survive. It's been such crazy weather!


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