My garden is certainly ready for spring. When the sun is shining, it feels like spring!
Phormium is happy whether it is in the soil or in the pot. The pink plants look dead after the cold spell we had at the beginning of winter, but this variety looks very alive and happy:
Here they are. I noticed that almost every year it starts showing some green just before the cold temperatures arrive.
The gazebo has a chance to show itself in winter when it is not camouflaged by dense grapevines.
The clump of grass, in the foreground of the next picture, was left here, on the top of the turf to dry and then to go to a compost pile. It spent several years behind the bushy hydrangea, where it grew flat with a bold middle.
To my surprise, the clump not only survived, but got bushy and happy, although I didn't even put soil around its roots. I guess it found a new place that it likes!The best growing plant in my garden at this moment is shotweed. In the picture below, it is seen growing on moss. I spent a good amount of time pulling shotweeds before they started blooming.
Primroses are blooming, and I need to watch the slugs.
They were active through the whole winter.
This plant came to the garden together with the Japanese forest grass, and at the end of every winter
In the collage, from left to right: Primrose, Forget-me-not, sedum, Heleborus foetidus,
Thank you for checking my February garden with me.
Have a great February and Happy Valentine's day!
***Copyright 2014 TatyanaS