Joining in the fun with six things in my garden today, with thanks to The Propagator for this witty idea! Most contributors to this theme are showing images of spring — here in my part of Canada it’s still winter. It was -14 Celsius overnight, although much of the snow may well be gone next weekend as the experts are calling for a lot of rain and highs almost double digits in the coming days.
Indoors first – this Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) was given to me about seven years ago and it keeps coming back. I let it sit on the southeast facing porch all summer, then stop watering and bring it in to a dark room and let it go dormant for a few months before starting to water again indoors in December.
My first forced bulbs in many years; I put some Crocus in a paper bag in the fridge at the beginning of October, then planted them just after Christmas, keeping them in the fridge. I pulled them out two weeks ago and here they are!
There are three tiny conifers growing in natural pockets on this huge limestone boulder – two Juniper varieties and a cedar (Thuja). The seeds must have just blown in because I certainly had nothing to do with it!
I’m hoping this year will bring a flower or two on my Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum). It started from a seed at least 10 years ago but is only abut 12 feet high – not growing in the best of conditions I guess – and has yet to flower in spring.
Finally a pair of black and white tree shots – this one showing the woodpecker food I have around the edge of the property.
Just like the shape these two curving branches make when seen from the right angle.