Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring awakening...

The Gardening Gone Wild photo contest theme for March is "Awakening." Our challenge, from photo judge, Saxon Holt, is to cheer the blogosphere with images of spring bursting forth in our gardens.

My entry is Miss Phoebe Hellebore, as she stretches out her delicate petals, braving the rare Texas snowfall. With dewy drops of melting snow gently perched on her bloom she waits patiently for warmer southern spring days to come.

Happily, she's tougher than she looks, and the following week she greeted 70-degree weather by opening two more blooms.

Now we just wait to see if her friends that were eaten by the deer come back in time to bloom before it's too hot for them.