It's still winter and most of the garden is dormant however Japanese Andromeda blooms don't mind the cold and Daphne's fragrant little blossoms sure help us get through the end of winter. Hellebores will bloom later this month. A nod to Winter booming beauties in my garden.
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December blooms of 2017
To get away from all the Christmas hustle and bustle I wandered into my winter garden. We had had a touch of frost here and there at night times but nothing too harsh for these hardy December blooms. I gathered all the flowers I could find and started hunting for a big blue vase to…
Here are the late bloomers in my October garden. They will for the most part hang in there until the first frost hits the ground and it is time to put this garden to sleep. As you can see there are still a few late bloomers to enjoy in the October garden, Dahlias, Monkshood,…
Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquil, Happy sights of Spring Delight.
Daffodowndilly She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” –A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Few other sights shout "SPRING's COMING!" better than Daffodowndilly does with…
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Februalia, Lupercalia,Valentine, purifying and love, love, love.
To find the origins of our modern Valentines Day celebration we'll go back to ancient Rome, to a festival of ritual purification during the second lunar period of the year. It was called Februalia. In these bygone days this month was a time of sacrifice and purification to atone for the sins committed. Homes were swept,…
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