Those first signs of spring...

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  1. Pieter

    Pieter Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The Helleborus -'Mahogany Snow'- has been in bloom since late December...
     
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    Pieter Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    P9760439-mahogany-snow.JPG The same Helleborus flower a week later, quite a bit more colour...
     
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    Margot Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    I've been waiting for this . . .
    a sure sign that spring is right around the corner!

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    Pieter Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Yeah, I've seen some baby ones, nothing quite that size yet...but won't be long...
     
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    Pieter Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Last year we had snow on the ground on February 13 and 14, thank goodness we've been spared this year. But then again, I've seen it in March in years past.
    Anyway, it's nice to see more and more flashes of colour in the yard. P9760480-iris-reticulata.JPG These Iris histrioides P9760470-iris-reticulata.JPG and Iris reticulata are always a reliable early riser and shrugged off the snow they were exposed to last year.
    P9760458-galanthus-elwisii-sport.JPG I'm thrilled to see this sport of Galanthus elwisii come back this year. I discovered it last year and contacted a chap in the U.K. who has quite the number of Galanthus sports and this particular one is one he's never seen before. It appears to be multiplying and I've gone from just a couple to at least half a dozen.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    In the garden, "jonquilles" (rush daffodils?), violet and Prunus pissardii buds:

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