The sun was shining on Saturday and yesterday was a good day too for taking a walk in the garden. The snow that told me we'd had deer was now gone and several of the perennials surprised me by having quite a bit of green at their bases. The poppies were entirely green, which just dumbfounds me, considering all the problems I've had growing Oriental poppies in the past.
But the one thing I found that really blew me away was "Something Magic," an aptly named Cyclamen coum. It's still blooming! How can that be? A few days ago, it was all but covered by snow, and now this:
Cyclamen coum 'Something Magic'January 2008's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, when I had English Daisies in full bloom. None of them are blooming this winter because I no longer have them. They succumbed to a hot, dry spell last summer. Go figure.
What has surprised you in your winter garden?