Thursday, February 12, 2009

Last Week the Garden Was Knee Deep in Snow


Last Week the Garden Was Knee Deep in Snow
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

As of today, I have seen this species of flower in bloom at least one time in every month of the year in southern Ontario, Canada. It is Periwinkle, an import from Europe, I think. I certainly did not expect any flowers at this time last week and, according to the forecast, it will be buried in snow again by tomorrow or the next day. We've a lot of winter to go yet but it was nice to have this little treat!

I also found three other species of plants in bloom yesterday: Pennycress, Common Chickweed, and Groundsel. There is also a Witch Hazel in bloom at the RBG Woodland Gardens.

3 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

How delightful to see flowers somewhere in Ontario! Our garden is only ankle deep in snow, right now.

The lake is still frozen - except in little bays like ours, and there must be a layer of 20 cm of ice over most of it.

But spring will sprung, as sure as the moon and the sun will rise!

kerrdelune said...

Being somewhat further north, I am a little envious - no, make that a lot envious. We still have a way to go here, but I have already been dreaming of snowdrops.

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