Hellebores are in full swing in my zone 8 Washington state garden. Sorry about sharing so many pictures of them but they're so darned gorgeous.
Snowdrops will be bloomed out soon.
Seems like there used to be quite a few yellow crocus around here somewhere but now the expanding clumps seem to be all purple.
Stachyurus praecox lost a lot of buds during our big freeze but is still putting on a nice show.
Fall planted pansies.
Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' just began opening.
Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'
Species tulips planted a couple of years ago returned in the hell strip.
The patch of lawn violets that I'm hoping will take over the grass entirely.
Meanwhile, in the greenhouse...
Several abutilons are blooming.
A Christmas cactus.
Having been very busy recently, I didn't have time to visit the greenhouse for a couple of weeks. One can get away with that sort of thing in the winter but not so much in the summer. When I did go out, a delightful surprise awaited.
Kalanchoe manginii came home with me from Marbott's Nursery in Portland a couple of summers ago and was gorgeous. However, last year it was beseiged by aphids, part of the plant died and it only put out one bloom. I'm glad now that I didn't give up on it. a three foot curtain of blooms and healthy foliage. Hooray!
Because one side died, it's a bit lopsided but I'l try to fix that once it's done blooming.
Happy GBBD everyone!