These January heat waves are so tough to bear, I love the sun and warmth and seeing the bulbs come up in the spring, and I feel like it is spring now. But, it is still January and we all know from experience that we will have more snow (hopefully!) and freezing temperatures, so we have to continue waiting patiently till it is time to plant.
But, what will you plant this year? One of my favorite spring plants is Pulsatilla vulgaris, the Pasque Flower. It blooms very early here in Central Oregon with beautiful mahogany, purple or white flowers, The first blooms look to me like baby birds lifting their beaks up to be fed.
After flowering they are a lush low mound of dark feathery green leaves. One of many flowers that do excellent in Central Oregon gardens year after year.