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.