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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

GBMD: The flowers of late winter


The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places
in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.

- Gertrude S. Wister

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn Choi at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.

6 comments:

  1. I agree: apt quote!

    Is that winter aconite?

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  2. Plantaliscious - thanks. As soon as I saw it I knew it had to be Frebruary's muse as I've been spending so much time looking out for tiny flowers ;)

    Dirt Gently - welcome! Well spotted, it is indeed a winter aconite. I was going to say so on the post itself, but it seemd to destroy the power of the quotation when I do so. I was going to show you my first crocus (which came out last Sunday), but I'd been so worried that my Eranthis didn't seem to be peeping out yet, when I found they were just beginning to wake up under their winter coverlet of leaves, I knew I just had to show it instead :)

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  3. That quote hits the nail on the head VP and perfectly illustrated too :)

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  4. So you have actually seen this lovely bloom in your garden? Lucky you! Is it already 'late' winter? I like that thought, although many say it's still deep in the middle of winter. I'm going to look at it as late winter. Hopefully that way, spring can only be just around the corner!

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  5. Anna - thanks :)

    Jan - February is called 'Late Winter' in our gardening calendar. I've been worried they weren't going to appear this year, so was really pleased when I saw the first few peeping through for Muse Day. There's lots more now :)

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