There is a definite color-story to the February flowers in my garden…yellow and pink, lots of yellow and pink. Let’s start with yellow, actually the chartreuse/acid yellow of Euphorbia rigida.
I had threatened to try this (much adored by me) plant again if it made it through winter unscathed in a neighbor’s garden. Well, when it became obvious we weren't really going to have a winter and I saw one at the nursery how could I pass it by?
The large Acacia pravissima is covered with tiny flower clusters.
A returning player from January’s Bloomday (actually the only flower to be found in the garden back in January) Mahonia × media ‘Charity’…
My newly purchsased Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) over the foliage of Sonchus canariensis.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae
Euphorbia characias wulfenii
You knew there had to be Hellebores didn’t you? This one is a struggling survivor. Every year it kicks out one beautiful bloom. I bought it so long ago I have no idea what it is.
Getting a decent picture of the dainty Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Sentinel’ blooms was impossible!
Even though these Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) aren’t technically yet flowers I fear by next Bloomday they’ll be expired and they are such fighters they deserve their moment in the spotlight.
Finally since it is Bloomday I wanted to share my last photos from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. There were several flower arrangements in the lobby as you entered the show floor. These were my favorites.
I love how they worked the yellow Billy Balls (Craspedia) throughout the arrangement. In the Calla blossoms…
In this arrangement they actually lit the Chinese Lanterns (Physalis alkekengi)!
May Dreams Gardens for hosting another Bloomday…this the first Bloomday of year number six! (way to go Carol!)