Spring Awakening

11 Feb

With the Northwest Flower and Garden show less than a week away, it will be a short post today – gotta get back to work. Here’s a few photos to keep your hope springing eternal.

Tree peonies from autumn waiting to be transplanted, but it looks like doing well.

Tree peonies from autumn I haphazardly threw into pots with just enough soil to cover the root balls. Surprisingly they look like they might bloom this year even in that state!

The first Primula polyanthus 'Gold Lace' starting to bud after being ravaged by wild rabbits.

The first Primula polyanthus ‘Gold Lace’ starting to bud after being ravaged by wild rabbits during autumn.

This Meconopsis 'Lingholm' was a reject that I took home in autumn and it looks like it's waking up!

This Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’ is a reject from work that I took home in autumn. Looks like it’s waking up!

The luscious double wine-colored Hellebore is just beginning to open.

The luscious double wine-colored Hellebore is just beginning to open.

The white Hellebore is starting to unfold as well showing it’s beautiful red eye.

The white Hellebore is starting to unfold as well showing it’s beautiful red eye.

The first snow drops in bud that have escaped the clutches of hungry slugs.

The first Snowdrops in bud, which miraculously escaped the pillaging of hungry slugs.

The buds on Beesia deltophylla starting to unfurl showing young purple tinted leaves.

The buds on Beesia deltophylla starting to unfurl showing young purple tinted leaves. Oh those white things? Sluggo.

The same Primula veris from the last post with the first bud open. Typically they bloom on tall thin stems during mid spring, but I seems that my plants just can't wait.

The same Primula veris from the last post with the first bud open. Typically they bloom on tall thin stems during mid spring, but it seems that my plants just can’t wait.

The dainty flowers on Cyclamen coum.

The dainty flowers on Cyclamen coum.

The first bud on Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Akabana' opening up; it won't be long!

The first bud on Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akabana’ opening up – it won’t be long!

Install begins this Saturday, so expect a post on that soon!

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