Happy New Year and a Nod to 2015

After a wet and mostly warm December, the last few days have been crisp, cold and cloudless. The first morning of 2016 proved perfect for grabbing pictures of new snow on the Cascade and Olympics.

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Morning view of the Olympic Mountains

The garden didn’t disappoint either.

Hellebore: January 1, 2016

Hellebore: January 1, 2016

Later this morning I decided to sort through my 2015 pictures and post a few.

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Frosty Fragaria chiloensis and Kinnikinick : December, 31, 2015

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Buds of Pink Crimson Flag enjoying the rain, November, 2015

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Olive: Olea europaea ‘Arbequina,’ September, 2015

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Rosa ‘Hansa’ July, 2015

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June 2015

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Campanula cultivar May, 2015

New buds on branch of red twig dogwood cultivar, Jan, 2015

New buds on branch of red twig dogwood cultivar Jan, 2015

 

5 thoughts on “Happy New Year and a Nod to 2015

    • I think that Hellebore is Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Cinnamon Snow,’ one of my newest and reliably upright (so far) in habit. At the Flower and Garden show in Seattle this month Hellebores were everywhere in evidence. I bet lots were from Oregon growers and all had (seemingly) kicked their nodding habits! I wonder if other gardeners notice newer upright cultivars becoming less so as the years go by? I’m keeping an eye on the newer varieties, which seem to have the nodding habit bred right out of the plants DNA.

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