Another of the Adonis is making the first steps toward Springtime. It’s not as big and showy as the yellows but somehow that orange color is arresting at this time of year.
The yellow Adonis ‘Fukujukai’ continues to be the big attention getter in the yard with its near perfectly shaped flowers.
But we also have the Winter Aconite stepping forward, in fact creeping forward into the lawn.
I’ve even seen the first crocus showing up in the lawn.
What could be a better sign of spring. Unless perhaps it’s the Jeffersonia about to open its first bud.
The korolkowii crocuses continue to flower in the Alpine bed.
This fine weather (except for a minor reversion to colder weather today) has allowed me to get loads of compost in from the local landfill and begin top dressing the gardens.
It’s so good to work in the soil again.
Meanwhile in the greenhouse the little Thlaspi rotundifolia has been spreading a honey sweet fragrance way beyond the size of the flowers.
And a splendid Hesperantha that came from last year’s Pacific Bulb Society distributions is just coming into bloom.
What a great start to the year!