Gardening Miscellany

A Taste of Spring

The last few posts have been a bit intense, so I thought we’d take a break today and just enjoy some pretty pictures.

It was a glorious late winter day in Ottawa today, but the days are getting longer, there’s some actual warmth in the sun, despite the cold temperatures. You can tell – spring in coming!

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) are a wonderful indoor treat in mid-winter.

Soon the first crocus will make an appearance.

Next, the lovely native bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) will make an appearance. I like to pair these snow-white flowers with the intense red colour of the species tulip praestans ‘Unicum’.

Two classic non-native harbingers of spring are the annual forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis) and lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis). Both are now considered invasive species but they do look pretty in a posey.

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