We arrived home from a weekend out of town and found the garden
sparkling with color. That night terrible storms passed
through the area and I feared waking to azaleas and such beaten down,
their lovely blooms blown away or scattered across the ground in the wake
of the high winds and several hours of torrential rain.
Monday was clean up day, mostly small branches, twigs and debris from
where the water had swirled through the garden. Flowers looked somewhat
battered but not broken and by yesterday, with brilliant sunshine and a Spring
breeze, everything perked up and we enjoyed afternoon coffee on the front porch
with a friend who was kind enough to say how lovely the garden was looking.
George Taber - my favorite azaleas.
Spanish bluebells beneath the fig tree.
Bluebells and Solomon's Seal.
Hickory tree catkins awaiting wind pollination.
Hoping lovely plants are beginning to bloom in your Spring garden.