I do love the garden in winter, however, this December has brought the strangest weather to Chestnut Cottage! From high 70s the week of Christmas to snow flurries and a chilly 18 degrees yesterday. This weather makes me very uneasy and sad for the garden. The garden seems most confused! I have two lovely daphne plants beside the back door that normally bloom around my birthday in March. Both are in full bloom now…!
Their fragrance was heavenly before yesterday and now they look all frozen and have little or no fragrance.
And my precious little lupines are coming up all over the garden…
I am so fearful that I will have no beautiful lupines this spring!
And a hollyhock is up…
Not surprisingly, the hellabores are beginning to bloom and will be lovely.
I can’t bear to think of my baby plants being frozen before “their time”! I will just sit back and enjoy the fire and the wonderful architectural look of the winter garden and hope for the best!