Spring has been fits and spurts here, we had a couple of days in the low 70s then in the mid 60s, last night it got down to 34 degrees and will reach just 54 today, though the sun is out. So the plants are a little confused.
This is what the back patio area looked like fifteen days ago. The dwarf Cherry ‘Little Twist’ was blooming as were the Daffodils, while the roses were showing new growth and the pink Camellia just opening.
The Stewartia tree and the Maples have leaves about to open, the Forsythia is in full bloom (hidden behind Daffodils and bird feeder behind the raised rose bed). Our big red Rhododendron is about to open in this shot.
Here’s what it looks like this morning, after a light sprinkle of rain, from a different angle. The Daffodils are done blooming, roses are coming on more, the dwarf Cherry has only a few blossoms left and has leafed out, the red Rhody is in full bloom (each 8 inches across) Camellias and Grape Hyacinth are in full bloom and the Forsythia is leafing out and will be pruned soon.
When it warms up a little, we’ll be out weeding, as the darn things grow faster than anything else, it seems, and are coming up everywhere! We don’t use chemicals in our garden, so it’s all hand work. Good for the back. Maybe.