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Early Spring Garden Photo Walk

WestSussexBird posted on Slowtalk that spring was in the air in the UK. It has been colder than normal this year in Seattle and we are still deep in the winter. Occasionally by February, you might see a few signs of spring but not this year. Everything is still asleep.

The days are getting longer which has helped. It is nice to have it still light around 5:30pm. G is convinced that we have seen our last long period of freezing. I'm not so certain. I remember periods of snow in February. But yesterday it got above 50 degrees, the first time in a month or more.

I did a walk though the garden to see if anything was in bloom yet. Not much. The hellebores are budded but none are in bloom. A few of the bulbs are in bloom, cyclamens, a few crocuses and the earliest of our bulbs, the snowdrops.

The birds are also very active. The pine siskins and sparrows are jocking for a perch at the feeder. They love the black oil sunflower seeds. The suet feeders are popular with the juncos, woodpeckers and bushtits. We also still have a couple of Anna's hummingbirds at our feeders. We love having the bird activity in the yard when the plants are asleep.

Here's a walk through the garden.

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen Coum

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen Coum - a white variant

Galanthus nivalis

Snowdrops

Crocus "Gypsy Queen"

Crocus

Euphorbia martinii

Raindrops on Euphorbia martinii

Junco

Junco at the suet feeder

Comments (7)

Fantastic photos!! You are so talented!! I wish I could spend time with you and learn some new tips!

Your photos are gorgeous!

Funny because I wrote about birds today too. I wanted to write about the crocus and daffodils that started blooming this weekend but I left my camera over at my boyfriend's house.

We've had a fairly mild but typical winter here in NC so I think our flowers are right on time.

Your pictures are outstanding. :)

Such wonderful pictures! I'd be so happy to see anything but snow right now.

What beautiful photos! You are really a very talented photographer. I am enjoying your blog very much.

I'm blushing. Thank you everyone. I wish spring would come along a bit faster.

Sandra:

Those are fabulous photos, and you have a wonderful garden. To echo Jerry's comments, your flowers look doubly beautiful after months and months of dreary snow!

Thanks for posting those, Marta!!

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