Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February GBBD plus one

Dateline...mid-February 2010...
snow has to be trucked into British Columbia for
...the warmest winter Olympics yet...

Meanwhile in my yard...

(Various common Hellebores in full bloom.
Purchased at Heronswood, Bainbridge Island, WA.
)

To learn more about Hellebores, please click here.



Experimenting in black and white above,
and the same shot in color below.
Which do you prefer?





'Corsican' hellebore, Helleborus argutifolius...
or alien? You decide!


'Shotweed'
Please see my previous post and comments for more info.


My glorious Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'


'Porky' and various plants

Lonicera (honeysuckle, mmm-mmm, smells good)


A native plant, Indian Plum
(Oemleria cerasiformis, aka osoberry)
with plenty of blossoms.


Stranvaesia davidiana, now known as
Photinia davidiana


Answer: The native orchard mason bees love it.
Question: What is Pieris japonica?


Larix kaempferi 'Diane', a Great Plant Pick
and definitely a favorite of mine.


Cute crocuses.


Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
Carol at May Dream Gardens
kindly hosts GBBD, a day when
you can travel around the world and
see what is blooming in parts near and far.

Friday, February 5, 2010