But the flowers! Today it's all about the flowers.
You may recognize this scene from my pruning post. I couldn't bear to toss the spiky poncirus branches so they're stuck in the soil behind the hellebores, which will be planted out in the garden soon. They're here by the back door now, to add a touch of cheer.
Helleborus x hybridus 'Frostkiss Cheryl's Shine'
Helleborus argutifolius, aka Corsican hellebore
And Helleborus x hybridus 'Frostkiss Winter Angels Charmer' (such ridiculous names)
We cannot forget good old Helleborus foetidus...
And one more, Helleborus x hybridus 'Black Diamond'.
On to the arctostaphylos! A. densiflora ‘Harmony’
And last—but certainly not least—A. x 'Austin Griffiths'. Sadly Austin is past his prime, helped by the days of below freezing temps and ice. I'm a little concerned about the fact he's got a lot of leaf burn... we'll see how things progress over the next few weeks.
Daphne x houtteana
And one of the stars of my March garden, Euphorbia rigida.
Such a fabulously acidic color.
The Edgeworthis chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold' blooms weathered the, well, weather, with aplomb.
Everybody is enjoying them.
The Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ blooms waited until after the freeze to start opening.
Aren't they splendid?
Since I am kind of low on flowers in the garden this month I decided to share four images from this shrub.
Hopefully you won't mind.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae has a reputation as a thug. It hasn't managed a take over in my garden but has slowly marched along the side of the garage, moving a good 10-ft or so in 13 years. Dying out slowly from where it had been and moving to new ground.
The last entry is a newly acquired plant, Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff’—it smells as good as it looks.
As always thanks to our Bloomday host and inspirational leader, Carol at May Dreams Gardens!
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Weather Diary, March 14: Hi 52, Low 43/ Precip .16
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