What I love so much about growing flowers is the way that they constantly surprise us. I've never had much luck growing annual Sweet Peas, although that hasn't stopped me from trying. A few days ago, I wandered out in the back garden to see if anything was still alive after the 17 cm (7 some inches) of snow had melted.
Imagine my surprise finding splashes of red peeking out from the Clematis vines. I couldn't believe it and ran inside to grab my camera. It was as I needed some concrete proof that my eyes weren't deceiving me. And they weren't — here's a photograph of one of the blooms.
I was also amazed to find a Delphinium lying on the ground amid the remnants of the snow. Why both of these flowers wereeven in bloom continues to mystify me- it's not exactly their usual blooming time.
It's magical, I say.