. . . . . . . aren't waiting until May this year, that's for certain!
Here it is Friday again - gosh this week has flown by.
Heavy rain during the storms of Wednesday evening, followed by
sunshine and mild temperatures all day Thursday, really started things
moving around the garden. . . . .even my two fig trees are showing green
leaves and teeny tiny figs! All this is quite lovely except for warnings
from the weather people that tonight and tomorrow there will be below
Please, please don't damage our lovely plants, shrubs and trees
fickle Mother Nature.
Here's my potting shed yet again! The akebia quinata (or five leaf akebia) vine is
already climbing and twisting madly and its little bunches of purple chocolate scented
flowers are blooming.
It's also known as the chocolate vine and is a shrub native to Japan, China and Korea.
It has naturalized in the eastern United States and grows to 30 feet or more.
I keep mine trimmed somewhat as it's inclined to get a bit out out hand on the
shed, especially as I have a bluebird house there - not that they've nested in it yet,
they prefer the larger birdhouse in the front garden.
How beautiful - the start of a new crop of figs in Summer, hopefully!
Happy weekend hours. Whether sunny garden chores call. . . . . . . . or you
are still tucked up cosily in a warm place out of the winds, and perhaps
snow. . . . . .make each day count.