My first ever garden post on News From Italy was in March of last year. I stopped posting this series over the winter, the last one was in November Our Garden in November. I was planning to recommence the series at the end of this month when I thought some colour would have returned to the garden.
What a relief it is that February is now behind us and my least favourite time of the year is over for another ten months. Even if here in Italy March is known as ‘Marzo Pezzo’ ‘Mad March’ due to the variety of weather it can surprise us with I can still feel that Spring is close.
Looking through the photos I took during February I was surprised to discover there were actually enough to make it worthwhile producing a garden post for February after all.
I share with you just a selection of the shots I took around our garden in February and if you are interested the entire album can be viewed on Flickr.com in the album entitled Our Garden - February 2011
At the start of the month the Japonica - Japanese Flowering Quince was already well advanced.
Although we had Narcissi's in bloom before Christmas, it is the daffodils that I feel are a real sign of Spring, the first ones were in bud by early in the month and with a few days of sunshine we were soon enjoying displays like these.
Some of the plum and apricot trees have also started to show blossom during
February although they have been held back somewhat by the recent cold spell.
Everywhere you look now there are buds like this opening
I was especially pleased to see more than a hint of pink in some of the buds
on the Camellia bush.
I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday today to share these images with other lovers of the great “Outdoors”.
Welcome to ‘News From Italy’ to the other participants, thankyou for calling by.