"It seems to me that there is never a time when some living thing is not pushing up from the ground, and that at the beginning of the year there is a more vital stirring."
There are many wonderful winter blooms in Miss Lawrence's Garden right now. A few that she loved have become ones I, too, most cherish. I thought I'd better capture their images today - before the rain and colder temperatures set in tomorrow.
Snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) These easily-cultivated woodland charmers are a pristine delight no matter the weather, and, as with many little bulbs, are best planted en masse. I can't talk enough about how awesome these are!
Roman Hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis) These are not your run-of-the-mill hyacinths; these are the true original white hyacinths still blooming early every year in old southern gardens. They come close to blooming on New Year's Day. And the fragrance... oh, such sweet aroma! They are the first hyacinths to bloom in Miss Lawrence's Garden.
Come by soon to see what else is blooming; contrary to popular opinion, winter is a fantastic time to see flowers in Miss Lawrence's Garden. (It's so great, she even wrote a whole book about Gardens in Winter. It's my favorite of her manuscripts. Grab a copy if you find one; it's out of print.)