Sunday, February 28, 2016

It All Starts Shortly

From a distance, the barren time is still in control. A garden remains with the still standing dried grasses, a wide selection of baby evergreens for winter interest, monumental stone works and a hodgepodge of objets de. Despite all that, the overall theme is still grey and brown.

That is beginning to change. As you walk the grounds, short bursts of color pushing up from the earth are visible.

The second bloom of spring after the snowdrops, the crocus have arrived.

Spring is tiny at this point. That is big enough for the first bees.

The leaf covered forest floor is showing more and more signs of new life. Soon there will be thousands.

The short little crocus are what will lead us into the next daffodil phase.


Lisa Greenbow said...

Wow, you have bees. The only insects I have seen are flies and tiny spiders. I have quite a few hellebores, crocus, snowdrops, one daffodil and the Diane witchhazel is finally blooming. Pussy willow is all furrred up too. Spring is coming in slowly.

Lola said...

Yes, Spring is on it's way. Down here the weed [?] as we call it is bee's first food.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa I have flies and spiders. The wasps and ladybugs that winter in my house are stirring too. Are you ready to cut the suckers off the root stock now that 'Diane' is blooming?

Lola your weed might be Florida Betony.

Lola said...

Christopher, got that too. What I'm talking about has a yellow bloom. [brain freeze]