Right about now, I am dreaming in color. The uplifting color of the early spring daffodils. This is my favorite type of bulb. I can’t wait to see my old daffodils come back in their glory, and my new daffodils in bloom. But for now, I will just have to create a mental image and let these soon to be flowers enjoy the cold spell. A dear friend of ours, a Master Gardener, gave us some Cool Flame daffodil bulbs and we planted 50 more Ice Follies bulbs, so the yard should be a burst of color in early April. I can’t wait!
Well, looking over my garden this winter, I just happened to notice that the deer have decided to prune my "Early Amethyst" Beautyberry" shrubs. If the deer have to pick on something in my garden at this time of the year, it might as well be the Beautyberry. These shrubs need to be pruned in late winter anyway. It is hard to pick a favorite in the garden, but these shrubs keep coming up on my list. I feel in love with them while visiting our local botanical garden, Franklin Park Conservatory. I have a group of three now, but there may be more to come as I add to that growing list of “must haves”.
A Snow Angel next to Sedum "Autumn Joy"