February already! It was a beautiful day in central North Carolina today, sunny and 65°F. I did not get a chance to begin winter cleanup in the garden, although it would have been a good choice. Rain moves in tonight and for the next few days and temperatures go back down.
Late this afternoon I had a few minutes to check on the Hellebores. One patch at the southwest corner of the garden is full of fat buds, while on the north side of the house the first Hellebores are finally opening.