All of those among you who garden in mild climates will not be particularly impressed by these blooms. However, if you consider that just now Roche Fleurie is buried under snow, many degrees below the freezing point, you will understand why they impress me. All these pictures were taken in Victoria B.C. on December 2nd.
Some of the names I might have wrong, in which case I hope you will correct me. What made the following clump of candytuft bloom as if it were spring I do not know. I was not aware that they could bloom again very late in the season.
The following two are rather poor pictures but the shrubs were beautiful, and both are highly perfumed.
|Viburnum x bodnantense|
Another plant that seemed confused about the season
To end, a plant I am not sure about and one I don't know. Some of you might be able to identify them, even if the second is only in bud.