Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Just had to share what popped out in my garden during the past two extremely hot days here in the Piedmont area of North Carolina!
The wisteria on the arbor, dead looking twigs last week, tiny green buds on Sunday.......and glory be, beautiful, sweet perfumed, dangling blossoms this morning. Nature is full of surprises.
Also today, the one small dogwood tree remaining in the back garden is covered with delicate flowers. They usually bloom before the leaves but I think the heat of yesterday (90 degrees!) turned everything in the garden topsy-turvy.................the leaves are already visible!
The pretty five-leaf Akebia vine is flourishing - several small purple flowers are showing. There is a second plant climbing on the other side, it's been struggling for several years but appears to be in good shape this Spring.
Here you can also see the Snowball bush with its soft green balls - they will turn white as they grow. This shrub was just a couple of feet tall when I planted it two years ago, now it's about nine feet - definitely a fast grower.
I can even see early azaleas blooming in my neighbor's garden, mine are budding but no flowers yet - I just know there will be a great show in time for Easter.
Well I'm definitely thrilled to see the garden with some color as I have company coming from California this weekend.....................my best friend Paula, fresh from an awesome cruise on Africa's West coast (bring pics Paula!), and her daughter Julie, who hasn't visited North Carolina in many years.
I'll be taking a short blog break this weekend.......back next week with more on my upcoming new space at SuzAnna's Antiques.
P.S. My DH is also coming back from a business trip to California, SO late tomorrow night it will actually be morning here when he lands! You just know how I love those airport pickup trips IN THE MIDDLE of the night!!!! What one does for love!