I took an early season trip to valley view farm last week, where these lovely English primroses caught my eye... And my nose!
I grabbed and few and used them as a border for this new path I added along with some Corsican mint in-between the stones.
Today, I went for a little stroll around the garden to see how everything's doing after the hard winter. The recently added primroses were unfazed by the snow and a few of my other questionably evergreen/hardy plants are looking great!
I was surprised by the garden mace, which seems to have been growing through the winter. It's looking even more full and lush than it did last fall.
My "evergreen" chrysanthemum didn't get the opportunity to prove itself this winter as it got mowed down by deer, but like the mace actively grew. It's been spreading by rhizomes and sending up shoots all winter.
After two seasons of trying, I've finally managed to keep Roman chamomile alive and green through the winter!
They took a little beating, but still look pretty good. By the end of this season they should spread into a nice little lawn. Oh and they smell absolutely lovely in winter: a bit less bitter/sour than in summer.