After the Solstice
by petal & pins
For a couple of weeks before the winter solstice my garden seems devoid of flowers and then after it seems like each day something new appears in bloom.
It starts with a smattering of jonquils and then a patch of snow drops. I can begin to gather tiny bunches of violets and the hellebore buds start to open.
But it’s the bergenias and swamp iris that make a real statement with their pink and purple splashes of colour throughout the garden. They invoke an air of anticipation although there is a good two months to go until Spring.
When the sun’s out and the temperature agreeable it’s a great time to be in the garden which is just how I spent my Saturday with Mr Petal & Pins.
Your first day of winter is like our first day of spring. I’m kind of envious that you don’t have to deal with snow and super cold temperatures! Your iris gown here is delightful – love the grass bow at the waist!
Yes our cold doesn’t compere Eliza – today was 14, tomorrows forecast is 10 though when I see your winter photos I wish it was cold enough to snow – we see it up on the mountain but snow rarely falls below 600 metres above sea level in Hobart.
Are your summers very hot?
an average of 17 to 23
That sounds ideal!
Wow that is truly beautiful! Did you use flowers or is it painted? I need new glasses lol..
Thanks – Flowers!
So creative… that’s true art!