Monday, 9 March 2009

in my garden

This week finally it started to look and feel a bit like spring. The wind is still cold but it was sunny. Today is was raining and snowing again though.... Anyway, the photos I made were taken last week and not today. At last I have some real signs of spring. My first Crocuses are blooming, the snowdrops of course, a lot of plants are making their first leaves and.... my first flowers on the Pulmonarias are here (although it looks like they are shivering in the cold wind).

Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant' #2

Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Akebia quinata bud
Akebia quinata bud

Of course I need to clean up the garden. All the dead plants and leaves from last year are still covering the ground. But before I remove it I'll admire the beauty of last years garden.

Anemone 'Hadspen Abundance' seeds
The seeds of Anemone 'Hadspen Abudance' are now turning into cotton balls.

Wild Teasel / Dipsacus fullonum
The seed heads of the Wild Teasel from last year are still standing in the afternoon sun....


ciuccio said...

Finally ! I can see spring coming there !!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh ... In Italy it's already ...

Susan Rudat said...

We have these in Texas! I just love your botanicals...both photos and artwork.

Susan Pritchard said...

I discovered these seed heads in my garden this week too. I had to stop gardening and start drawing.