Until about an hour ago, we had terrible weather. The wind was howling across the chimney here in the back sitting room and there was sideways rain. In celebration of the break in the weather, here are some evening shots of my garden.
Corkscrew Hazel - corylus avenella contorta. This beauty comes into its own at this time of year with the lovely catkins dangling off it like a geisha's hair ornament. It can be used for flower arrangements later, but as it is SO slow growing, I am loathe to cut it. I'm going to try to get a few cuttings to sprout and have more of them.
Snowdrops are getting past their best, but still pretty.
I have one little dogwood. I'm going to trim it up this year in the hopes that it becomes "shrubbier". Again I'll try to root the cuttings on for more plants. There is nothing more uplifting this time of year than the scarlet red branches of dogwood.
No frogs or frog spawn in the pond yet, but it won't be long now.