Harbingers of spring

Today, we got some more snow. Nothing much, but enough to cast a light blanket over the sleeping garden. Almost everything underneath is still dormant. However, right next to the entrance to the garden grow our earliest snowdrops, and these show the first flowers! A closer look under the leaves of a Helleborus reveal some swelling buds. A few more sunny days, and they will open, too.
It is almost February. Two more months and we should see daffodils and tulips. Until then, we keep studying our plant catalogs and dream of spring.

Snowy snowdrops


A Helleborus bud