Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Winter Garden Spring Promise
Its Garden Bloggers Bloom Day again and looking out on my Winter Garden, I see a leaf covered ground (yes, I let most of my leaves lay making mulch) and dried grasses and winter berries. The only things blooming are my hellebores. Yet even here, are buds with a Spring Promise. Take a look at some of the images of my garden.
These are the remains of my garden. Dried grasses and plants with berries.
The remains of my grasses are now dried.
My Black Mondo Grass has some really cool, shiny black berries on them. Most have fallen off, but here are some peeking through.
My Fringe Flower has some really beautiful red berries on it.
And my Evergreen Blueberry has its red winter color which I will have all winter long.
By contrast, here are some images of Spring Promise with buds, just waiting to bloom.
My Stinking Hellebore has buds that should bloom around the beginning of January. I can hardly wait. I love Stinky.
The Sarcococca awaits with very tiny buds that you can hardly see, waiting to greet me with incredible fragrance in mid winter.
This Pieris With Buds will bloom later, but is very fragrant as well. This Pieris’ buds are turning a beautiful pink already, and will turn even more pink as spring approaches. I have these outside my front door and outside my back door.
This Daphne With Buds is also very fragrant, and is just off my deck. I will be treated by more fragrance outside my back door.
And here is my Rhody With Buds. The buds are small now, but I will have a gorgeous magenta Rhody in May.
This bit of winter interest is my offering for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on this rainy December day. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for letting me share this Winter Garden and Spring Promise.