Rye grass has done well in this area. Daffodils keep putting out a
tentative bloom, as if to test whether it's spring yet.
Wisteria ringed by boxwoods at far right.
I tried to keep the wisteria pruned in bounds all summer and fall.
The ancient boxwoods surrounding the wisteria were pruned in stages.
Boxwoods get another pruning before they're sheared, to ensure good
growth in the interior of the plants.
Light pruning of lantana stems allow daffodils easier growth.
There's an eager bud in every crowd, impatient to show off.
There is a tiny white spider at the left lower
edge of this daffodil cup.
White azaleas tried to bloom all month.
Freezes keep nipping them back.
Dogwood stems and buds are silhouetted against the sky behind the azaleas, promising spring.
We still have February to go through and part of March before the threat of frost is gone.
I have more than enough pruning to keep me busy on every warm day.
Wisteria buds promise a sight like the one below, in about 8 weeks.
Wisteria from a previous year, same site as above.
Secrets of a Seedscatterer