So far this December is looking more like October. We have yet to experience a real killing frost and many things are still flowering that should definitely be dormant by now, including the lovely gentian pictured above. Two of the Camellia japonicas are in full flower.
Not surprisingly, the usual harbingers of spring are in flower, both the snowdrops and helleborus niger are blooming.
Nevertheless, I pretended winter was coming and planted another 200 daffodils in anticipation that spring will come with all it’s profusion next March.
From the greenhouse we have freesias and daffodils right now, but I wanted to close with this pretty amaryllis relative
The flowers are a wonderful pastel with an almost waxy texture. I enjoy exploring all the bulbs that come by way of the Pacific Bulb Society‘s exchange program.