|February Gold (maybe), unknown narcissus, Louisiana Sweetie, Muscari neglectum, and 'Gravetye Giant' snowflake|
|'Peggy Clarke' flowering apricot and bee|
|'Minor Monarque', Narcissus x italicus|
|Sweet olive, Osmanthus fragrans|
|'Blue Glow' agave|
|A tiny little jonquil that's commonly called Louisiana Sweetie|
|'Gravetye Giant' snowflake, Leucojum aestivum|
|'February Gold' daffodils, I think|
I moved these daffs from someone's garden. It's okay, they had too many and needed them gone.
|Unknown narcissus, maybe 'Grand Primo'?|
These are another rescue, this time from an old homestead (details of the old homestead daffodil rescue are in this post). These are very fragrant.
|Hellebore, or Lenten rose|
Joker hellebore is a relatively new variety that has more upright blooms. I really like how upright they are, though I wish they came in more colors.
Since it's almost time for The Great Backyard Bird Count sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, I thought I'd show you a peak at what's happening with my backyard birds. We've been inundated with the usual winter birds, including American goldfinches and pine siskins. And this lovely Cooper's hawk. He thought he'd grab a quick snack. You can't see it but he's basically sitting right above one of the feeders. And what is sitting above the hawk ...?
... the potential snacks! The finches are smart. They knew where to hang while Mr. Cooper scouted the ground below.
Don't forget about the upcoming bird count. And by the way, I gave a little donation to the Cornell Lab late last year since I enjoyed their Facebook posts so much. Little did I know that with that donation came a beautiful quarterly magazine. I love it!
One more thing - don't you want to join me at the next Garden Bloggers Fling? This one is in San Francisco so hurry and sign up - you don't want to miss out!
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2013. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.