It”s almost February and today it”s snowing. I”m starting to put together my spring wish list.

Buttercream color

California poppies – butter cream color

Lovely, pure white flowers form in big, flat-topped clusters, which resemble lace-cap hydrangeas. They appear throughout the summer above the fine, fern-like foliage. This gorgeous hardy annual has an extremely long flowering period and will often flower until the first frosts. Particularly good in wilder gardens.

A tiny pom pom Dahlia. Franz Kafka.

Dahlia American DawnPapyrus

Dahlia “American Dawn” and Papyrus – an annual grass here in Zone 5.