Well, maybe it's not quite spring, but my patch of lily of the valley is full of brand-new, spiky flower stalks. Good enough for me. And the hellebore is budding up; I'll have flowers soon. Spring!
|Lily of the valley from last year's crop.|
I dashed out to check the other plant; it was fine, so far. But I upended a pot rack over it and piled rocks on top. Just try to nibble those, Mr. Bud Eater! I wired a holey ice cream bucket over the injured one. Looks awful, but no squirrel is going to have my hellebores.
I don't think they eat Lily of the Valley. They'd better not.
And now, I'm watching for the first green shoots of the rest; daffs and crocuses any day now. And at least a few hellebores.
|Dutchman's Breeches, March 2010|
|Bleeding heart, March 2010|