Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Saturday 2 February 2013 - Dunham Winter Garden (2)

A perfect morning for me (Nallo Lady) to be amongst the flowers in the garden. These bell-like snowdrops have pretty orange stamens inside and are just one of several varieties creating carpets of white.

Snowdrop

The early morning light is also perfect for lighting the clean, white bark of the silver birch grove:

Silver birch grove

The lawn at the back is a spread of yellow aconites and white snowdrops….

Aconite

…And even the buds of the irises are elegant.

Iris reticulata 'Purple gem'

Only one was flowering:

Iris reticulata 'Purple gem'

The hellebores, newly opened, enjoy the sun.

Helleborus orietalis 'Red Spotted'

Hellebore

Hellebore

Hellebore

This Daphne smells sweet…

Daphne mezerium f. alba

…with the Viburnam scent only just detectable.

Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

The witch hazels are still looking stunning:

Hamamelis intermedia

The snowdrops are worth a close look, with their inner parts varying from orange to green, and simple to complex.

Snowdrop

Snowdrop

Snowdrop

There are more photos from visits to Dunham’s Winter Garden mid-January 2013 and from early March 2011 and late March 2011.

6 comments:

Louise said...

Gorgeous Sue! (See, I was paying attention this time :-) )
We haven't got quite the floral display going yet, but soon, very soon.

Sir Hugh said...

Wow! the best set of pics I've seen for some time on a blog.

Phreerunner said...

That's quite some accolade, you two. Sue will be delighted when I tell her in the morning.

Alan R said...

Good stuff Sue.

Gibson said...

I agree with Conrad Sue. Simply superb.

Nallo Lady said...

Thank you everyone! I want to improve my flower photography, so this has given me a boost. Another instalment will be posted soon, from last week - I can't keep up with the changes in the garden..!
p.s. Hope you like them too, Dot