I usually drag a few primroses home to brighten up the back steps. The ones from last year are now planted in the ground and are just a few days behind these new potted lovelies.
These crocus have increased for me each year and now there's quite a nice drift of them in front of one bed.
The camellia that we inherited with the house is in full swing a little later this year than most but the screaming color is very welcome this time of year.
Ribes sanguineum should be making the humming birds happy.
The contorted filbert continues its winter show with dingle dangly catkins that move with the slightest breeze.
Daphne odora. This one is on one side of a path and
Lonicera fragrantissima is on the other.
Vinca major covering a slope isn't so bad if it gets mowed once or twice a year.
Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'
Helebores are still looking grand! H. 'Cotton Candy'
Noid double pink.
As I was poking around in the glass room to water some plants that have been mostly ignored all winter, the blooms of Agapetes x ludgvan cross caught my eye. One plant is full of them! A little paler than usual but lovely all the same. I was also thrilled to see that the couple of clivias that I got from Sally Priest last year are in full bloom again. They were blooming when I put them away for the winter and are now at it again. What an easy and pretty plant!
Last but not least the blooms of Improved Myer Lemon that came from the Portland Yard, Garden, and Patio Show are beautifully perfuming the air in my kitchen. Many people have recommended growing citrus and recommending this very plant for fragrance and quality of fruit so I thought I'd give it a try.
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Click on the link to her page to see what's blooming in gardens the world over. Many thanks to Carol for this special tradition.