Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Signs of Spring

One of the things I love about living in the Pacific Northwest is how early the signs of spring appear. It's only mid-February and goodness knows half the country is still recovering from horrible snowstorms, and we've got tons of plants in bloom already. During a quick walk at lunchtime I found these on the ground.

I'm no plant expert but I believe these are camellia blossoms.

Paging Lisa H! Paging Lisa H!

I need these petals identified STAT!


Salvage Studio said...

Miss Cindy...I heard your page all the way up north! I do believe the pink petals are camellia...the white flowers may be from Pieris japonica...were they under a shrub with hangy-down (technical term) flowers and kinda pointy yet pretty leaves with a little reddish cast to them? That is my best guess...I mean, expert advice.
I got bulbs blooming, trees budding and birds a singing...Hooray Spring!

Cindy Pestka said...

I love having friends with supersonic hearing! I actually found all of the flowers on the ground (I thought it might be a TAD rude to actually pick them from a stranger's yard) and I didn't notice what bush they were under. The white ones are actually quite tiny, despite how they look in the photo. I'll pay more attention on my next fabulous foraging adventure!