It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Although the song is talking about christmas, for me, it is spring.  Although anytime I get to visit my garden now becomes the most wonderful time of year.  But here was spring in my garden (a bit late), I was soooo very excited. Just a quick look at what was happening all around me.

All three of my witch hazels were still in flower,

Hamamelis ‘Arnold’s Promise’

This one I took the moment I arrived, just starting to get dark.


Magic Fire

Another problem with trying to post two months later, I can’t remember if this is Jelena or Magic Fire, I am inclined to think the latter.

Crocus Roseus, although looking a bit more lilac here.

And perhaps, if I lie to myself, a few more tommies then last year.

A friend gave me a number of helleborus seedlings three years ago. This spring a couple of them started flowering for the first time,

this was the first one to open,

and in bud another.

Scilla tubergeniana is bulking up nicely,

love the ice blue flowers.

This is the first year that I got to see Bulbocodium vernum flower,

often referred to as a spring Colchicum.

There was lots more in bloom, but I have to leave you wanting more, lol….

lyrics by Andy Williams


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  1. 1

    Pauline said,

    Nice that we are able to catch up with your garden, you did have a lot of beautiful flowers waiting for you.

  2. 2

    In all the lushness of the June garden, it’s interesting to see what “was”. Got to get me a witch hazel – it must be so neat to see something in bloom when there’s still snow on the ground.

  3. 3

    Barbara H. said,

    So fun to see what you saw – can’t wait to see more.

  4. 4

    Jean said,

    What fun to revisit early spring with you (although I’m happy to be done with the snow for a few months!)

  5. 5

    debsgarden said,

    I am glad you are posting about your spring garden, now that you are where you can post! Spring is not to be missed, even if a couple of months late. It will be a nice look back, especially since I am in the middle of hot summer.

  6. 6

    Spring, spring, spring!! It is unarguably the best time of the year, and please don’t leave to soon.

  7. 7

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