Though the calendar is close to flipping the page to April and the season is officially spring, winter’s white stuff remains the key element in Connecticut’s outside landscape. With more snow falling today, it’s time to dream of the “warmer” white that will … yes, will … come with warmer weather.
amaryllis ‘Christmas Gift’
amaryllis ‘Christmas Gift’ close up
Inside warmth allows amaryllis blooms to brighten spirits.
This ‘Christmas Gift’ amaryllis bloomed late this year.
Her blossom just passed, but gave a hint of the warm white blooms her hardier cousins promise.
Spring blooming bulbs are trying to fill the void of outdoor blooms – they’re slowly peeking out of the soil and, before long will open into this.
small cupped narcissi
Soon to be followed by tiny white violets dotting the lawn.
Lilacs filling the air with scent.
Siberian iris ‘White Swirl’
Alpine strawberry blossom
Siberian iris and little Alpine strawberry flowers.
Bloodroot and Lily of the Valley.
Peony in bloom
Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’
and viburnum branches loaded in flowers.
Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariessii’
Lacy white astilbe blossoms will play with big blue hydrangea blooms.
Astilbe and hydrangea
Shasta daisy with gomphrena and ageratum
Then shasta daisy and white zinnia will carry warmer whites through the summer months.
What “warmer” white blossoms help warm the inner gardener in you during early spring snows?
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