Not much going on in the winter garden….unless you get out and crawl around checking in and around the plantings! The little bud above was midway down the stem of a huge hydrangea bush that, without looking close, appeared to be totally dead!
Some plants have green leaves peeking out and it’s tempting to trim back all the dead stuff but wait! It’s actually protecting the new growth from frosts and storm damage and can easily be removed when things warm up. This chrysanthemum is a good example:
Tossing a few leaves aside I found some freesia beginning to sprout along with some daffodils:
Along the back fence a little color showed and after a little digging around out popped a few bedraggled azaleas trying to put on a show:
And I thought the whole yard looked dead…amazing what you see when you really look!
Now if I can get out and prune the roses…it’s time! And add compost to the beds to prepare for spring….oh, I love the promise of Spring! What’s going on in your garden?