Buds, like babies, are so full of what is yet to be. There are no disappointments, only promises to be fulfilled. Opened flowers are wonderful, releasing fragrance, giving joy, but once blooming, the peak has passed. It is all downhill from there. Above: Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Lady’.
Petals of perfection, unfurling slowly, letting us savor what is to be before it is. Above: Narcissus ‘Little Gem’.
It is the prelude to the symphony as the musicians are warming up. Above: Muscari armeniacum.
Emerging tips tempt. Above: potted tulips from Walmart planted late winter of 2011.
Tightness loosens…. Above: Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’.
….Fresh-faced and blemish free. Above: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alison’.
Patiently we wait…. Above: Chaenomeles japonica.
….as Nature directs. Above: Heuchera ‘Tiramisu’ and H. ‘Stormy Seas’.
Excitement builds as changes are noted every day. Spring is coming. Soon! Above: Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’.
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