There May Be Hope for Us Canadians…

More Spring Colour in Spite of the cold

Epimedium (Barrenwort) flowering optimistically. Photo by Louise Peacock

Yesterday it was snowing and raining alternately and it was COLD. I cancelled a garden appointment because my arthritic hands do not respond well to these weather conditions.

It cleared up in the afternoon, and when I looked out the kitchen window, I noticed a number of colour spots in the back garden.

Looking at the back garden, lengthwise — Lamium and Forget-me-nots show bloom. Photo by Louise Peacock

The most colourful plants were the Lamium (Dead Nettle) with their spikes of dark pink flowers, and their two-tone leaves.

Lamium. Photo by Louise Peacock

A light sprinkling of white and blue is provided by the Forget-me-nots.

The Forget-me-nots are alwys a welcome sight. Photos by Louise Peacock

Tucked away in the shadiest parts of the back garden, you can see the Epimedium, with their attractive heart shaped leaves, tinged with red. And in another shady spot, the earliest back garden flower, seen several weeks ago, the Pulmanaria (Lungwort) has intensified its flowering and is still looking lovely.

So, inspite of the very unseasonably cold weather, there does appear to be hope for better things to come.

On the left, Epimedium and on the right, a continued colour show of Pulmanaria. Photos by Louise Peacock

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Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.

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