A Winter Walk Makes a Promise

  • Post published:02/18/2010
  • Post comments:7 Comments
Highbush cranberry berries

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.

Seedcase of the tree peony

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 . . .

Tree peony buds

could these be buds on that same tree peony? A promise of the new season?

Lilac buds

The lilac buds are beginning to swell and shade to green.

Rhodendron buds

The buds on the Boule de Neige rhododendron leave no doubt that spring is coming.  Only 29 more days to go.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Tinky

    I love signs of spring. And I’d love to know more about the cranberries………..

  2. 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

  3. Pat

    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.

  4. Lisa at Greenbow

    Your garden seems to be trying to awaken. It is so exciting to see the first buds.

  5. Grasshopper

    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.

  6. Anu

    These pics are so beautiful!! i just loved the one with the berries..

  7. Pat

    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.

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