My garden is slowly awakening from its winter slumber with lots of new growth to brighten my Soul.
My Birch tree shelters these valiant dwarf Narcissi warriors, and their year round companions – lime coloured Grasses and dark purple Heuchara.
Bright blue Muscari are preparing to flower, alongside deep purple Primula.
In a shady corner, Tulips are sprouting forth among Pulmonaria and perennial Geraniums. The leaves shed from this little tree have created a comforting winter blanket for a group of Aquilegia who have been sheltering underground.
I am patiently awaiting a glorious display of colour from these Tulips, bought on my trip to Amsterdam last May.
Holly and Photinia provide year round foliage.
Unlike Fennel, Rowan and Magnolia who are emerging from their winter slumber.
Witch Hazel bursts into flower in January, planted in memory of my beloved cat Ginger who passed away in February 2012. I love its joyful colours.
These gentle Crocus have survived hail showers and icy winds:
However, the humble Snowdrop is the first spring bulb to brighten my days. I admire its tenacity of Spirit.
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs
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