Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. I'm so excited to be able to participate in outdoor blooms that I'm actually posting before Carol even has the link up for this month. Whoo hoo!
Okay, calming down now a little bit, but still leading off with the prize, the jewel, the most delightful beauty in the garden next to those naughty blue poppies...Helleborus 'Golden Sunrise'. Knowing our spring weather as I do, my hellebores are still protected by some evergreen limbs because of the excessive cold winds we're having, but a couple of warm days and warm rain prompted these to peek out long enough for me to snap a photo last evening just before dark.
Ouest-ville Perennials, one of my favourite places (and my dearest buddies). On the way, we stopped at Port L'hebert Pocket Wilderness, where the first mayflower (Epigea repens) were shyly showing off their buds. I thought maybe if I stood looking at them long enough they would open, but they didn't accomodate me. Oh well. They're probably open now. This is the provincial wildflower of Nova Scotia and a lovely, lovely thing.
Bloom Day, and I hope you'll pop over and visit, and add your own link of blooms!
And if you're out and about in the Annapolis Royal /Upper Clements area tomorrow, Jill Covill of Bunchberry Nurseries is having her annual Spring Fling from 1-4 pm at the nursery. Her website is down right now because she's moved her highspeed from her home to the nursery, and that has meant Aliant screwing things up for her as she moved to another provider, but the site will likely be up by tomorrow. Among the events will be the Easter Bonnet contest, a plant trivia contest where you can win Bunchberry Bucks for use at the nursery, nibblies and coffee, and oh yeah, I'll be there with books and probably a rant or two about goutweed. It's a great way to launch into the gardening season, so we hope to see you there!