One year ago....
Bulbs au natural

Bloom Day - March 15, 2010

DSC_0007 In spite of the torrential rains of the past few days, there are a few blooms in the garden.  With less than a week to go until the official start of spring, progress is visible and not just another mark on the calendar.  The first to bloom are the snowdrops and the cool temperatures are keeping them fresh while the wind causes their little blooms to swing in the breeze.  Next are the very early crocus which are up against the foundation. DSC_0025
I am sure that these are the same blooms which appear each year on this same bloom day but after a long winter, they are a relief to me and I hope you have all forgotten about them.  Last on the list is the Hellebore.  DSC_0014
This one is the stinking hellebore and one that I treasure all season for its' very interesting foliage.  The light green blooms are just in time to celebrate with the Irish and always last a couple of months.   Many thanks to Carol of May Dreams for bringing us all together on Bloom Day.  I am thankful I could finally add some blooms after the long winter.  I look forward to seeing yours.