A heavy rain washed away the snow yesterday, so this morning I took a look at one of my shade gardens to see my heucheras. These 2, Citronelle and Caramel (there’s an azalea in the middle) do not lose their color. But the real surprise of the morning was my hellebore – with pink buds! Some winters we have snow on the ground into March so I won’t notice any buds earlier than then. It has been a mild winter but I didn’t think buds would appear this early. It’s like spring in January.