I could not believe that we had two more snows this week! Will Spring never show its beautiful face here at Chestnut Cottage!
However, seeing my early flowering cherry tree with snow and the beautiful pink below was a spectacular sight on Monday morning!
But I was sad to see my sweet daffodils with their heads down in the snow.
I will confess that I love the stillness of an overnight snow and these “architectural outlines” were very interesting.
My thoughts are on spring now, and my gardening journal is full of ideas!
So many little lupines are popping up all over the garden
Not to mention loads of “baby foxgloves”…
And my dark indigo delphiniums…
My beautiful forsythia is reaching its golden arms to the sun.
Image from Wayside Gardens
I will need to heavily prune out my New Dawn Roses on the roof… but oh they will look so bare and “naked”. Hopefully not for long!
My favorite roses are those luscious English David Austin roses. I have several, but I think that this year I will add Heritage and perhaps another Gertrude Jekyll.
Images from Witherspoon.
I do love getting my David Austins from Witherspoon in Durham, NC.
Well another week in the Chestnut Cottage Garden… and I hope not to be reporting snow next time !
It always amazes me how much can happen in just one week in Spring. Always lots to do…I have MANY sticks to pick up and lots of cleaning and cutting back.