In the container by the front door I left all the plant material in it over the winter. There is a clump of Liriope muscari, some ivy, and an Osteospermum or African Daisy. The Osteospermum stayed green all winter along with the ivy and Liriope! I checked on it the other day, finding a bunch of buds, ready to open!!
Isn't this great?
This morning, the first day of spring...this is what I found!! This was one of a number of open blooms.
A quick look around the yard showed more blooms opening. The red dogwoods are starting to open.
Out in the backyard is the Flowering Almond I spoke of last posting. Thanks again Lola! I love this little pink fluffy blooms.
Also in the backyard is the native honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'. It is not a polka dotted bloom, that is pollen!!
A quick view of the front shows the grass is getting greener, the trees are budding, and flowers are starting to bloom.
Out back the garden still needs to be cleaned up a bit -- the leaf litter helped keep the plants protected over the cool (can't really say cold winter) winter. There is a lot of new growth in this garden. Think come June there will be lots of color.
How was your first day of spring? Did you find lots of new growth or buds ready to pop or a spring visitor like a lightening bug?
Happy Spring Everyone!!!
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