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.
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I love signs of spring. And I’d love to know more about the cranberries………..
29 days till spring. Hurrah! But will all the snow melt by then? I usually wander around my garden this time of year looking for buds as you have – but I can’t get to my garden through all the snow. Thanks for sharing
Tinky – Alas, they are not real cranberries, but the birds like them.
Kelly – We will have more snow, I know, but the promise is there.
Your garden seems to be trying to awaken. It is so exciting to see the first buds.
Wow! Buds are always something to look forward to because they give way to beautiful growth and blooms. I hope I’ll see more of your garden in the next few weeks.
These pics are so beautiful!! i just loved the one with the berries..
Lisa, The buds are full of promise.
Grasshopper – Please do come and visit. Wait til you see the roses.
Anu – Thanks for the kind words and for visitng.