Still not much out there to speak of as of February 14, but here are a few color-appropriate blooms etc. for my Valentine’s Day offering.
My viburnum is still putting out its little pink blossoms, they’ve been going for months now and are still super fragrant. Very imperfect looking as they get burned sometimes by the frosts; I wish I could post the smell, which is far superior!
I saw this gorgeous purple hellebore in a parking strip on a walk over a month ago. They come up early and bloom for a really long time. Can’t remember why I took a picture of the back, maybe too lazy (or cold) to take the trouble to walk into the street to see their faces?
Also saw this on the same walk, was assuming it’s a red-twig dogwood but the branches seem thicker than those on the ones I have. Any other guesses? I think I need to get one, whatever it is.
Purple tulips from the grocery store, too early for garden ones here yet but I was excited to see the points of a few species tulips poking out of the ground yesterday. That must mean spring is truly on the way!
We only had Christmas cookie cutters so I picked up a couple of new ones in case we got around to making Valentine’s cookies. My daughter made an impromptu sculpture by balancing the princess crown on top of the double heart. I’m gonna have to get her a book on Calder or something.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!