Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Flowering Shrubs in the Garden

I think Northern Georgia is at its prettiest when the flowering shrubs explode in bloom in spring. It's sudden and spectacular, and transitions the garden from the early spring bulbs to full-blown summer perennial beds.

My spring garden relies on azaleas, Pieris japonica, native azaleas and Fothergilla gardenii for lovely color and graceful silhouettes.









Pieris japonica, the Japanese andromeda






deciduous Rhododendron canescens


Narcissus 'Thalia'


Clematis






 

Fothergilla gardenii




I hope you've enjoyed visiting my spring garden!

   

   
 

14 comments:

  1. Oh my!Balm for the soul and feast for the eyes...Absolutely amazing garden!!!

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    1. Thank you! I find it incredibly peaceful.

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  2. Lovely! Your flowering shrubs are gorgeous. I’m just beginning with tulips and daffodils in bloom. Still leafing out on the trees. Those azaleas are amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I have to admit that when they're in flower is my favorite season in the garden. I'd love to have tulips, but with all the critters around the only ones that have of chance of surviving are planted in pots.

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  3. Sandra,
    Your blooms are simply stunning!! Too bad we can not have these lovely Spring flowers last a bit longer than they do!! Wouldn't that be wonderful??? Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly Debbie! It seems like I blink twice and the blossoms are beginning to litter the ground. But I'd still love to have lots more! Thanks for visiting

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  4. So many lovely flowers in your spring garden, Sandra. It's one thing I miss about living in a larger home. ;-) Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

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    1. Thanks, Julie, for stopping by! Spring flowers are such a potent symbol of renewal each year!

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  5. Oh your garden is definitely exploding with flowers. Every time I see posts about gardens in the South, I miss my North Carolina home so much. And Never heard of the Japanese andromeda plant, and I think it just went on my list for next year. :)

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    1. Thank you! Southern gardens are a different kind of garden, says this Ohio transplant! I love Pieris and bonus! they're evergreen here. And work well in containers, too.

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  6. Wow, your garden is looking just beautiful! The gorgeous red tree is just pulling me in with all that striking color.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! The Japanese maple leafs out in red, turns green, and blazes red again in fall. Can't ask for more!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous gardens! It's Springtime the best?!!

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    1. Springtime is absolutely the best! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.

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