Beggars can’t be choosers

I’ll take what I can get bloom-wise right now. I might even go out in the rain and get a little bit excited over a single pink bud on a pretty sorry looking dawn viburnum (Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’).  I’d have gone for a closer look but, silly me, I left my waders at home… The blurry little butterbur (Petasites japonicus) look almost like the sun to my deprived eyes, and mud splattered hellebores made me nearly giddy. Nearly.

Many thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for providing the impetus to look for blooms on a day like today. For a look at what’s in bloom everywhere else, check out Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

Viburnum x bodantense 'Dawn' - a little pathetic...Petasites japonicus - butterbur 3-15-10muddy hellebore 3-15-10

If only March would get on with it. To speed up my own experience of this month, later this week I’ll be looking for signs of spring in a slightly further along zone (8). I promise to do my best to bring the lamb back with me. See you in a couple of weeks!

Cornus mas - Cornelian cherry buds before the rainfirst daffs thinking about openingOxalis 'Copper Glow' in the greenhousea solitary Iris reticulata in the North Garden