Tom's hardy winter-blooming cyclamen are such pretty little things, not just the flowers in shades of pink, but the lovely little leaves too. They are punctuated by snowdrops.
The larger, more pointed leaves are the fall blooming cyclamen. They send flowers up before the leaves, the flowers bloom and fade in the fall, and then the foliage lasts through the winter, while the winter bloomers send up leaves first, and then the flowers pop up.
This hellebore that we picked up last summer, inexpensive and unnamed, is just going bonkers with blooms.
Witch hazel is in bloom
rising above the sarcococca, which fills the winter garden with fragrance.
This winter flowering mahonia ( Oregon grape) is the third one of three different varieties to bloom, offering a progression of nectar for the hummers.
This is the view from the family room window, where, when the rain returns, I will still be able to enjoy this little winter garden in the front yard.
And in the back, I got out yesterday and cleaned up the patio and removed the frost browned plants from the pots. We have been spending a little time here, sitting after walks or yard work. It isn't warm, but bundled up just a little bit, 45 to 50 isn't bad, when it isn't raining.
Today was another mostly sunny day. More projects were completed. That's another post.
Stay safe and warm, all of you who are in the Arctic vortex. We're thinking of you.