Winter: Part III

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

This has been a relatively abundant snow  year for Vancouver and the last snowfall, just over a week ago, was slightly over a foot deep. The snowdrops and cyclamens were covered  and I was worried that they would be crushed. By yesterday, most of the snow had melted and so I was able to confirm that most small spring blossoms had survived.

Today was the day I was planning to plant fava beans. Favas can be planted in late fall or early spring and thrive in cooler temperatures. My plans are delayed (again) as I woke up to a fresh cover of snow. Although spring seems a long way away, here are a few photos that are helping to get me through this bleak weather.

Although these iris don't photograph well against the snow, they have naturalized and are starting to spread in clumps.

Although these iris don’t photograph well against the snow, they have naturalized and are starting to spread in clumps

Mini cyclamen

Mini cyclamen

Daphne: very fragrant

Daphne: very fragrant

I can't get enough of the snow drops

I can’t get enough of the snow drops

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About Chrystal

This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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