Rain, rain go away, this gardener wants to play. Its day three of rain and I am getting stir crazy. I need to get outside but the lawn is as slick as can be with mud. Moats are forming around the gardens. I decided enough is enough, I wanted to see what was up in the greenhouse. At least there it was dry. A quick look and I saw my Impatiens have started to germinate. Yes! They are a slow growing plant and take a couple of weeks to germinate.
I stepped outside to the downpour again. Do I take a look around and risk life and limb in the garden? Well, that’s exaggerating but you know what I mean. No slips for this gal. I need to be in good shape for the garden season.
By the tool shed the winter Jasmine is still blooming. I will prune it back after its finished blooming. If you look closely you can see the rain drops in the water behind the fence.
I knew the Helleborus were in bud and I thought I could see blooms from the house. I had to venture in the muck we call lawn and moss. I have several plants from my mom’s previous garden. White blooms are starting to open on this Hellebore with lots of buds to come.
This one has the darkest flowers of my collection of Helleborus. Its unnamed at the moment. Mom would buy them if she liked the colour. She never kept track of their names.
A pale pink Hellebore is in bud under the oak tree. The garden is a mess of leaves and I am glad I pulled some leaves away from the Hellebores last week. So far one garden bed has been raked and the leaves have been used to mulch along our waterway.
This Primula was a surprise. It should open as soon as the sun returns. What is remarkable is the leaves. No slug bites, not yet. The slugs and snails love this plant. Spring is close now. I saw the first wasp and house fly and Farmer Jim is smelling skunk along our road. Yes, February is mating time for skunks. Let it be in someones yard, not ours, please. Do you have flowers blooming?