Indoors I have African violets and paperwhite blooms galore, but outside is just a wash of grey-brown blech for this month's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Or so I thought. I went out after lunch and looked for signs of life returning to my Mid-Atlantic garden on the Maryland/DC border. Found lots of buds swelling up. My Winter Jasmine still looks a coupke weeks away from blooming, which is definitely behind schedule. Who can blame it though? I feel the same away due to the after weeks of relentless below-freezing temps, constant drying winds, and not much else since last Thanksgiving. Today's sun and 50-degree high mark was a true blessing. Chantilly (the cat) and I took a short sun bath in the upstairs rooms after yoga this morning. Felt so good.
Hellebore (Lenten Rose)