Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hedge Witch

Now, the purple hellebore is here, hot on the heels of the less-impressive white hellebore. And I've got my first daffodil, one of the minitures. The deep purple crocus are here, as well, just a few days after the white, gold, and light purple ones.

Downtown, I've seen the odd cherry tree and Bradford pear tree in bloom, although the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin are not expected until the last week of March. In my neighborhood, forsythia planted in sunny spots is now in bloom, although mine, deep in shade, hasn't opened at all. I may pick some this weekend to bring inside and force.

PS: Shot w/ my iPhone, not the lovely camera that 4LG gave me, so these are a bit blurry.

1 comment:

Willendorf Venus said...

Ooh. Beautiful. Yesterday I noticed one of the crocuses randomly blooming in the front yard is a beautiful & unusual deep blue w/white? L.yellow? edges & veins.

Will have to take a picture tomorrow, when there is daylight.

We haz some early daffodils, as well. I am looking forward to the rest of them.