Sunday, February 14, 2010

Buds- Inside and Out

Outside- Hamamelus x intermedia 'Jelena'

Outside-Magnolia stellata

In the Greenhouse- Prunus 'Kojo No Mai'

In the Greenhouse- Oxalis obtusa 'Peaches and Cream'

In the Greenhouse- Clematis x cartmanii "Joe'


Teza said...

These are all most encouraging signs, especially the outdoors examples! Spring is on her way... eventually. I love the photos you have added to your sidebar. How old is that stand of Syneilesis in the first photo?

Edith Hope said...

Dear Barry, 'The Darling Buds of May' [with apologies to H.E. Bates] have arrived early. Perfect!

Barry Parker said...

Teza, Well, of corse. I am down here on the Lake Ontario Riviera. And you are right there are encouraging signs of Spring, most significant for me, is that the vents in my greenhouse opened on Thursday, which means the sun was strong enough to raise the interior temperature to over 15c.
Glad you like the additions to the sidebars. The Syneilesis I've had for about 4 years.

Barry Parker said...

Dear Edith, Miraculously, the Witch-hazel blooms here in February. It takes advantage of any warm day and just closes up if the weather turns cold. I can't imagine why every Canadian household doesn't have this heroic little bloomer ( I say little , mine is over 10 feet tall). All this, is of course, in preparation for Bloom Day, which in the past I forget about until it's too late, but this month I'm ready. So please check in tomorrow to see the Hamamelis in bloom.