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Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Pieter, Jan 22, 2022.
The Helleborus -'Mahogany Snow'- has been in bloom since late December...
The same Helleborus flower a week later, quite a bit more colour...
I've been waiting for this . . .
a sure sign that spring is right around the corner!
Yeah, I've seen some baby ones, nothing quite that size yet...but won't be long...
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.
These Iris histrioides
and Iris reticulata are always a reliable early riser and shrugged off the snow they were exposed to last year.
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.
In the garden, "jonquilles" (rush daffodils?), violet and Prunus pissardii buds: