First Flowers of Spring
Finally, after a long winter, spring is finally here. The first flowering plants are the hamamelis which bloom in March and are almost finished. We have a red and yellow one by the kitchen window. They are the first signs of spring.
Often, when the snow melts, we will find heather flowering away under the snow. Here are a couple of pics.
The first bulbs of spring are these early blue iris. I think they are some form of Dutch iris.
And then there are the hellebores. Here is one sample.
Pulsatilla and primula are my favourites.
And there is someone else who is happy that spring is here. You might recognise him since he is my ravatar on ravelry.