In the Garden: Bulbous. And Then Frozen.

I was originally planning to write a cheerful post about all the things blooming in February, and the garden starting to come to life. I took a bunch of pictures. And then, on the night of the 25th, we had a hard frost, and things looked grim indeed, especially when it repeated itself on the 26th. Somehow, though, most of the garden pulled through!

Daffodils, grape hyacinths, and anemones got into full swing, and there are going to be tons more bulbs exploding into bloom over the month of March:

'Not the honking ones that Sprout's got': A bright yellow daffodil.

Red Anemone: A red flower with a dark centre.

Grape Hyacinths: Two grape hyacinths in a wood chip bed.

Narcissus: A spray of narcissus starting to bud out, viewed from behind.

Anemone: A purple anemone, fully open and facing the sun.

The Boronia seems to be settling in well:

Boronia: A closeup of boronia flowers in the sun.

I was worried about it with the frost, and made sure to cover it up well for the night. Each morning, I pulled the covers off and that delicious smell wafted up, like the plant was saying ‘yup, still here!’

The Grevillea was under siege from gophers (seriously, a ring of gopher mounds surrounds it), but seems pretty happy:

Grevillea: Tiny red spiky flowers nestled in greyish-green foliage.

As are the primroses, some of which were edited by deer. This particular one escaped them:

Primrose: A red and yellow primrose, somewhat weather worn.

And the lupines keep fighting despite repeated frosts. They’ve lost a few leaves, but are hanging in there:

Lupines: A young lupine plant gamely struggles on in cold weather.

And we conclude with a mystery:

Mystery Flowers: Pink, rather fleshy bell-shaped flowers in a cluster. The leaves are broad, ovoid, and upright.

Can anyone identify this plant?