After circling the lake, we stopped to check out a winter garden planting on the shore.
Sasanqua Camellias were a bright cheery red.
This hellebore was loaded with buds.
Others were in bloom.
This is a winter blooming viburnum, I think.
A question for my plant people - could this be a Cornelian cherry just opening?
Viburnum and hellebore
Daffodil bulbs are poking up through the leaf mulch.
Witch hazel and hellebore.
Tom investigates a patch of cyclamen
Another camellia dropped its blossoms to add to the bouquet of hellebore.
The whole area was scented by this clump of sarcococca.
Is this a daphne, a virbunum, or something else?
We are very fortunate here in the coastal Pacific Northwest to have something in bloom just about any time of the year.