Meg and I are sending
Seasons Greetings to everyone!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season extending well into the New Year.
This Camellia sasanqua 'Kanjiro" is blooming in the back yard the 2 foot tall bush has two flowers on it. The bad news is that the deer have munched about half of my Camellia Japonica 'Debutante' and nibbled on two other camellias. I walked outside last night and heard them moving around in the back yard last night.
Above is an Helleborus foetidus that was given to me this fall! On the job where I'm building a new porch she has maybe 10 of these much closer to blooming than mine. I have been offered bavies and will get some.
Johnny Jump up from the edge of the back porch. This is planted under the eaves and has missed our recent snow. The snow is still melting here, but rain is expected tomorrow. In fact thunder storms are expected???
This maple tree can be seen from the kitchen window, the dark spot is sap. A tree that saps like this one damaged two years ago by a backhoe will attract insects. I did find some ants on the sap today, but at was only around 40 degrees outside. If we get warmer weather and the sap continues to flow we will see butterflies on it. This area has seen 2 butterflies about a month ago that might have been sapping, a Question Mark and Mourning Cloak. I'll let you know what develops.