Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"A host of golden daffodils"

Here is a better picture of the Rijnveld's Early Sensation
The minute the snow melted and the air was warmed with sunshine the daffodils started popping out everywhere.  The Rijnveld's was actually a little later than usual -I suppose after so many nights of frost this winter they decided to wait -but more and more are opening up daily.  Such a cheerful sight from the deck in the mornings.  The crocus opened up again after the snow and the snowdrops just kept right on blooming. Even now there are still a few last snowdrops around.
Now we have a few hyacinths opening -lots of daffodils including pretty Tete a Tete
and  the 'wild' jonquil types are opening out too -see below.
Aren't they just gorgeous???

Monday, February 10, 2014

Spring? -or the calm before the storm!!!

Two beautiful days gardening as this long winter drags on.  It seems we are getting another winter storm tomorrow and Wednesday.  Still in the midst of all the chaos to come, as it will -the south is definitely set up to cope with snow! Here are a couple of shots to chase away those winter blues and remind us of the promise of the fairy child's gift of spring.
Daffodil Rijnveld's Early Sensation

Species Crocus Bluebird
Those early daffodils are always so delightful and that splash of yellow so cheering.  And as for the species crocus -so so sweet  The snowdrops are still blooming to and the first winter aconite - or Eremurus   The species tulips are also showing their tips above ground.  Can't wait for them.  I planted more this year.  They come back for several years too.
oops not Eremurus but Eranthis! What was I thinking???