Late winter is a time of dangly bits. Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
Each walk in the garden offers new surprises at this time of year like these emerging Meconopsis grandis. They've increased over the three years that they've been grown in big pots.
Powerfully fragrant Daphne odora is bursting into bloom.
Despite my accidental digging or placing pots on top of them in the summer, crocus in the beds continue to increase.
Inherited crocus in the lawn have brought delight for nearly 20 springs. Some years the squirrels or some varmint decides to chew the flowers off and leave them lying on the ground. We've lucked out so far this year. Every year I think that the crocus in the beds need to be relocated to the lawn; each year I forget.
Berberis foliage will be popping out soon.
What an exciting time of year. Of course it would be more exciting if it weren't so damned cold! Has spring made itself known in your garden yet?