There is very little color out in the snowy garden. These last scarlet berries on the highbush cranberry (a native plant) are a dramatic exclamation.
I guess I didn’t do all the necessary dead heading last summer. This seedcase was left on a tree peony, a remnant of the last season. But look . . .
could these be buds on that same tree peony? A promise of the new season?
The lilac buds are beginning to swell and shade to green.
The buds on the Boule de Neige rhododendron leave no doubt that spring is coming. Only 29 more days to go.