Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra
Spring has finally arrived in my part of Pennsylvania – hooray! It’s not here in a big way; in fact, we’re several weeks behind where we normally would be. Bless her heart, Erica carnea ‘Golden Starlet’ is still in bloom.
Many of you had snowdrops (Galanthus) in full flower for last month’s Bloom Day. Mine, though, opened just a few days ago.
In the same sheltered spot, Crocus ancyrensis opened two days ago.
And then, there are the hellebores. Most are at the not-quite-open stage, like this H. foetidus…
…and H. dumetorum, too.
On the south side of the house, at the base of a stone wall, a few hybrids are further along.
‘Ivory Prince’, who lives in a pot and spends his winters in the basement, opened just after February’s Bloom Day and is just about past now.
Among the woody plants breaking bud are the regular pussy willow (Salix caprea)…
…and the black one (S. gracilistylis ‘Melanostachys’), too.
In another few days, the cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) will be open too.
But for now, that’s it from Hayefield. Be sure to check out what’s blooming in other parts of the world through the links on Carol’s Bloom Day post at May Dreams Gardens.