When I posted for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on Saturday I thought I'd photographed all the blooms that were out, on that 60+ degree day. But today, as I walked through the 6"-7" of snow that was dumped Sunday night, I noticed some green sprouts and thought they looked familiar. I uncovered them and found Iris Reticulata blooms! I should have taken a photo before I uncovered them...they were totally hidden except for a bit of green.
They had to have been in bloom 2 days ago...I just didn't notice them. In fact, I thought the critters had finished them off and I no longer had any. I've been planting native Iris Cristata, which bloom later in the spring. But I have to admit to being a little pleased to see these reticulated iris today ;)
While I had the camera out, I took some more photos of my hellebores. Lots of them have buds and blooms and this afternoon as the snow was melting I thought they looked pretty against the white stuff:
Still the only daff with yellow showing at this point:
More are on the way, though...
Earlier this winter, one of our (many) snow or ice storms took down 3 Leland Cypress on one side of our house. Now, the other side of the house has one down. From past experience, they don't bounce back and eventually have to be removed. This is in a lineup of 6 trees and was providing privacy from the neighbors...now the tree is lying in the neighbors yard. Guess we'll be dealing with that this weekend...
What gifts have you discovered today? Until next time,
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