All it takes is a little sunshine

Here’s that trillium again! Still dirty.
Anemone nemorosa – wood anemone
Dicentra Formosa
Erythronium oregonum
Scilla?
Pulmonaria Mrs. Moon
Omphalodes verna ( creeping blue-eyed Mary)
Trachystemon orientalis (Russian Borage) loves the shade. This has tripled in size in the first year.
Luzula grass – gorgeous little flowers. Again, shining lime and loving the shade.
It’s back! It made it!! Yay!!! Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’. The rocks were marking the spot so I’d be careful not to step on it when it was just cracking through the soil. I’m thrilled this made it through the winter from hell!

Once I’m down on my hands and knees, I see there are lots of everything just getting started. So exciting to see the first little leaves poking through the soil. Here we go!!  FINALLY. Adios winter.

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Author: joannewesterby

Although I lived in Ontario for 25 years, Vancouver Island has always been home to me. 15 years ago we bought a "little house on the prairie" in Brant County, just outside Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, Ontario. Over the years, with a lot of sweat, determination, luck, skill, frustration, elation and endurance we turned that 2 acre clay field into an amazing oasis...as chronicled in Through Leaves. When we recently retired we immediately came back 'home' to the Coast. We have settled in beautiful central Vancouver Island at the edge of Nanaimo on 1/2 acre with a mature shrub garden adjacent to a ravine that winds its way up to Westwood Lake and eventually Mount Benson. Although the garden is mature and gorgeous...it is very overgrown, too homogenous for my liking and needs my personal stamp! I am dizzy with the possibilities!!!

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