After the snow had mostly melted away (it keeps coming back every few days), there was this nice little surprise waiting in the garden. It’s a very special Adonis that I got last year from Thimble Farms in far away British Columbia. There were actually two buds showing which is a good sign for the future and payback for me missing the flowering last year (by the time we can plant here the season has already progressed past flowering on the coast of BC).
The other Adonis are continuing to do their yellow sun dance in hopes of inspiring warmer weather.
Most other things are still on the verge. The Winter Aconite are showing yellow yellow flowers but they haven’t had a bright cheery bit of sunshine on their north-facing location yet. And there are some daffodils with serious buds ready to open. I did see the sharp point of Eminium albertii still having survived the snow and looking ready to pop.
But mostly it’s thank goodness for the Adonis.
In the greenhouse I found a tiny little Romulea rosea in bloom.
I’ll have act quicker to catch it in the act of flowering next time.
And here’s a broader picture of the Ferraria for those who might be wondering what the overall plant looks like to go with those marvelous flowers.