March 1, 2011

Familiar Sights

Its officially March, and the Variegated Winter Daphne is in full bloom and spreading its intoxicating scent throughout the garden. I always forget what it smells like until I get the first whiff of it in the spring, but somehow that's what makes it so special.
Otherwise this post is pretty much just pictures... but makes a great opportunity to note that you can click on any of the images to see the higher resolution image in another window.
'Winter Hazel' Corylopsis
Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc'

'Endless Summer' Hydrangea

Camellia japonica 'Crimson Candles'
'Bradford' Pear beginning to open
'Reeves' Spirea leafed out and setting buds to bloom
Brian shot this one of a frog in the stream behind our house
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Daphne... I don't have much space for new shrubs, but I need to have at least one daphne! Very good images of awakening spring, Lisa!

  2. A ja muszę jeszcze poczekać na takie widoki. Przyroda dopiero sie budzi. Pozdrawiam

  3. Love this post. Your images of Spring awakening in your gardens gives me hope. We're still in a pattern of sun then snow... eventually Spring will win.


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