Sunday, February 04, 2007

Spring is on its way!

It's a foggy and frosty morning. It's been this way for a few days. And during the day, it becomes lovely and warm. I've been doing a bit of weeding and digging. Flowers have begun to show thier faces, smiling up at the sun.

Snowdrops in the strawberry bed are enjoying a sunny day.

Heather flowers are out and grinning!

Euphorbia is beginning to bud, slowly stretching thier stems.

I had to move my small roses away from the fence. The winter winds were so fierce, it blew the fence panels out several times, and they would fall on my roses, crushing them. Luckily, they have bendy stems, although a couple branches did break. I finally had enough of it, and dug a new bed for them. So it is to become a rose and herb bed. Doesn't look like anything yet, but it's slowly coming along. It'll be nice, I hope. I can see this rosebed from the kitchen sink window.


Anonymous Acey said...

Would LOVE to see some snowdrops. Sigh...

February 04, 2007 1:26 pm  
Blogger Deb said...

I love the snowdrops! Your flowers are really making their presence known!

February 04, 2007 7:21 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

How pretty and spring-like!

February 05, 2007 2:09 am  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

That's a well-grown clump of snowdrops - it usually takes a few years to get them blooming so thickly.
Salix, I'm trying to guess the herbs in the rose bed - maybe some dill, chives and parsley?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

February 05, 2007 4:27 am  
Blogger Salix Tree said...

Annie, so far, I have put chives, parsley, sage, thyme on the edge, and lavendar in the middle. I know I need way more, and am slowly filling it up.
Right now, I just put in 3 parsley plants, but I use LOTS of that herb all the time, so will probably need a dozen!
And the thyme is only cuttings stuck in the ground, hoping they will root. I plan to put different thymes all around the edge.

February 05, 2007 8:52 am  
Blogger Anita said...

Oh, what pretty snowdrops you have! I planted lots of snowdrop bulbs two years ago... but apparently, something went wrong, I just find 2 or 3 ones blooming now... Where is the rest???

February 05, 2007 9:46 pm  
Blogger RUTH said...

Isn't wonderful to see the first glimpse of Spring. We have a very heavy frost this morning but it won't be loong before everything is in the garden is "rosy" You have some lovely photos.

February 06, 2007 8:58 am  
Blogger Hillside Garden said...

I hope, that spring is on the way! I have also some snowdrops, but the rest??


February 06, 2007 5:31 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Your new round rose bed looks great and will sure be beautiful comes summer! Oh and your snowdrops are to die for! Mine are not yet open. Your garden really looks very spring like already *sigh*

February 08, 2007 9:32 am  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

OH, these beautiful pictures really made me to long badly for the springtime to enter Sweden.... *dreamy sigh*

February 11, 2007 5:56 pm  
Blogger Anita said...

Syliva, I posted some little violets on my blog today. Make sure you pass by ... as I now we both share the love of panies and violets....

February 11, 2007 8:23 pm  
Blogger sisah said...

What a beautiful euphorbia, can you tell me the species? We still got a bit of snow here round Berlin.

February 12, 2007 4:59 pm  
Blogger Salix Tree said...

Sisah, it's euphorbia wulfenii.

February 13, 2007 7:02 pm  
Blogger sisah said...

Thank you Salix, this euphorbia looks really similar to my helleborus foetidus. I wonder if it is hardy in the north-east of Germany.Google will certainly tell me....

February 14, 2007 7:41 am  

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