We have had a very mild winter so far and the return of the birds indicate that spring is on its way. That we are also getting more sunshine is also a big moment for me. The (Navy daylight hours link) was a surprise, and by inputting your state and town information you will get your Persephone interpretation. Calculating Your Garden’s Persephone Days is an important tool in gardening and this is a good article
The United States Naval Observatory provides an online tool that produces a Duration of Daylight Table for any location in the world. With the warmest and possibly the wettest winter I can remember, sunshine has near been a forgotten entity.I will do a new page on blooming plants for every other month, with a link beneath to the previous articles.Most of these flowers are at least a month early due to the warmest Winter and Feb. on record.
March has arrived yet the following pictures were all taken on Feb.28. The weather has been incredibly mild so I would put them into March. Even on a sunny day the blue’s seem to have won out. Mind you I did not take pictures of the chirpy daffodils that went with many of these. The Hepatica to the right is my own hybrid and thankfully survived in one of these two gardens. Anemone blanda, Chiondoxia, Hepatica and Muscari or Scilla.
Many more plants are in bloom including the anemone blanda, chiondoxia and even the Forsythia. I have only shown a few of the thirty bloomers I took yesterday. The corydalis is probably Corydalis solida Beth Evans.
A surprising day of sunshine had me snap these pictures of bulbs, perennials and even a water plant on the last day of Feb. in two special Olympic Peninsula gardens.
A surprising day of sunshine had me snap these pictures of bulbs and perennials on the last day of Feb. in two special Olympic Peninsula gardens. The crocus erupting from black mondo grass was a favorite combination of mine.
Crocus: This spring bloomer has the symbolic meaning of Youthful gladness.
Yesterday we had the first of many sunny days yet to come. I took some of these Hellebore pictures in three local gardens. None of these have proven to set seed or become weedy.
© Herbert Senft 2015 (Special thanks to Eleanore and Lydia!)
January and February page.
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