Lenten roses, that is. My Hellebores are as pretty as I’ve ever seen them. They are full of blooms, and swarmed by my honeybees.
But there are also the bulbs that are up and blooming-daffodils, hyacinths, wood hyacinths, grape muscari…
And then there are a few natives beginning to put on their show-the bloodroot and trout lilies, rue anemones and galax with its winter color….
And the promise of things to come, with Fly Poison and Mayapples peeking out of the ground, Shooting Stars beginning to pop up, Virburnum in full bud, Bridal Veil sprirea with its dainty white blooms. And I spotted the Black Cohosh, Green and Gold, Pussytoes, Barbara’s Buttons, tiny Iris cristata beginning to green up. Just a few more warm days like the past two, and we’ll be sitting pretty, literally!