February in a New England Garden

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Buds are subtle but are in abundance. IMG_20200216_102344.jpg

    Generic Rhodie
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    Deciduous azalea. I love this one even though it is rather ungainly! It blooms a peachy yellow. So pretty. IMG_20200216_102238.jpg

    Snowbells.....SEEDS!
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    Anybody want some? IMG_20200216_102519.jpg
    Cornell Pink azalea buds....I know, hard to see. Such a pretty azalea though when it is in bloom. I recommend it. A clear pink.
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    The birds have been very busy at the feeders this winter.
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    And so have the squirrels, underneath.
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    I know this looks awful in the garden, but the bird cage is protecting a prized shrub rose from munching deer!

    Anyone else have budding shrubs? Anticipation is half the enjoyment.
     
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  3. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Cayuga, you are going to have a spectacular spring--and I hope you share more photos with us.
    I was pruning today, and saw that the gum bumelia tree was setting small buds, and several of the rose bushes are putting out those little red bumps that promise leaves later. Our rosemary is in blossom with pretty blue flowers, and the flame acanthus has buds ready to burst into flower.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Despite our horrendous weather lately I have quite a few things in flower already. Helebore, Cyclamen, Scillia and Crocus. There are buds on my daffs and the peonies are showing their first red shoots. Spring won't be too long now!!
     
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    I really enjoyed seeing your Spring foto's. It is a pity that you have trouble with deer. It was interesting seeing all the footprints in the snow.
     
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