What a crazy Spring we are having here. Everything started blooming during an
unusually mild February, then three unexpected below freezing nights devastated
so many trees, shrubs and plants.
New growth is showing on many things, but the azaleas, hydrangeas,
jasmines and fig trees certainly took a beating and are struggling.
Sharing a few photos of what we are seeing right now this somewhat
wild April day.
The day started out dark and damp. Threatened by possible severe storms
which have been forecast, we're hoping "possible tornado activity" will miss our area.
As of now, early afternoon, the sun is in and out but the winds are gusting and strong.
Some azaleas have not done as well as usual due to the cold, however we still
have some lovely ones dotted about the garden. In the back right the wisteria
on the arbor (not very visible) lost its first leaves however new ones are now
peeping out, hooray!
My tulips are almost over but have been pretty as only tulips can be - always a favorite
Dogwoods are blooming everywhere now, apparently not damaged by that freeze thankfully.
Birds are busy in the search for a mate!
Chinese snowball bush starting to bloom.
Hostas and Solomon's Seal pushing up fast and furious - love how they add such
a bright green punch to the waiting to be raked and tidied up dead leaves in the beds.
Just a teeny hint to the resident gardener!
What's growing in your garden this week?