|Viburnum rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'|
|Rosa Knockout® 'Rainbow'|
|Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'|
Several unidentifed bulbs have sprouted in the new patio terrace. They are likely Muscari or perhaps Chionodoxa, but haven't come up in numbers that concern me yet. When we finally get some cold (yes, I said when), the remaining bulbs will return to dormancy and come up at more expected times.
|Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'|
|Acer palmatum 'Roseo Marginatum'|
|Heuchera 'Cherry Cola'|
|Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'|
|Hylotelephium (unknown variety)|
|Rhododendron catawbeinse 'Nova Zembla'|
When I close my eyes tonight, I will be hoping for our true winter to arrive. The plants don't know any better. They don't understand that a freeze is sure to come. They have no calendar, no sense of history. Only a genetic predisposition, an instinct to follow.