Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Spring Garden Unfolds

The year started with strange weather — incessant rain and above-average temperatures. I wasn't able to do much to ready the garden for spring, but I needn't have worried. Mother Nature did just fine without me! Perennials and flowering shrubs unfolded across the garden from February through the first week of April.

February

Daffodils and crocuses defy the remnants of winter.

February 4



February 8


February 8


February 11


February 26


February 26

March

The last of my camellias blooms (and still has a few buds opening today). Hyacinths unfurl with late varieties of daffodils. Azaleas and cherry trees suddenly flower. Tulips soon join in.

March 10


March 16


March 20


March 20

March 24


March 27


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March 31


March 31

April

Wisteria blankets stands of trees near the grocery. And in my garden the irises dance. Oaks, elms, hickories, tulip poplars and dogwoods begin to leaf out.

April 1


April 1


April 8


April 10


The last photo was taken from my favorite seat on the deck, where I've spent many stay-at-home hours this spring and watched the garden transform.

Thanks for joining me!

My garden in other years can be viewed at these posts:Flowering Shrubs in the Garden, Early Spring Flowers, and The Garden in Spring.

If you enjoy art in the garden, you might want to see my visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


    

   

   


18 comments:

  1. I love all your garden pictures! That wisteria is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Charming Homes & Gardens this week!

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    1. Thank you! The party theme definitely covers my blogging interests.

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  2. The best thing about blogging is you have a running calendar of 'what' and 'when'. Great selection of photos and they tell the story. My though, we just are having daffodils, now....so you have had 3 months of Spring, and it has just started here...Yikes, Smiles, Sandi

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    1. Thanks, Sandi! When I moved from Ohio to Georgia, I definitely had to adjust to a new way of gardening. Spring lasts much longer here, at the expense of winter. I had to include our one and only snowfall this year. :)

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  3. Beautiful blooms! I love camellias and wish I could plant in our yard, but we don't have any areas with partial shade.

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    1. Thanks, Allyson! I don't know what planting zone you're in, but here in my 7A zone garden, two of my three camellias are in nearly full sun. The third is in morning shade/afternoon sun.

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  4. Beautiful pictures. It is so nice to see everything wake up and bloom during the Spring. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I enjoy watching everything open in sequence.!

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  5. Oh your flowers are so lovely Sandra! Thanks for sharing them all with us! 💗 Happy Wednesday my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara, my pleasure! Spring and fall are my most successful gardening seasons. Take care of yourself!

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  6. Beautiful photos! I love how you have the Month and date as a progression of spring. I wish Wisteria would grow well by me, I'm too far north.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne! I look forward to each type of flower opening. As one fades, the next arrives on the scene. I adore the look of Wisteria covering trees throughout the area. It's not so good for the trees though!!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration from nature!

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    1. Thanks, Amber, my pleasure. There's nothing quite like lovely flowers to lift the spirits.

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  8. The wisteria is a dreamy!! All of the flowers look beautiful! I bet it’s a very relaxing experience to sit and enjoy the view of so much beauty!

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    1. Thank you, Elena! I love catching a glimpse of the flowers from inside the house when the weather is still more wintry than spring-like. And I especially like sitting in the garden surrounded by flowers, sometimes forgetting to read the book I brought with me. Have a great day!

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  9. Your yard is amazing. I love seeing all the beautiful blooms unfold. You're so fortunate to have all the lovely perennials that are able to put on a great show without requiring much from us. thanks for always linking up for the party, Sandra. I sure appreciate it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debra, for your lovely comments! I've worked on my garden since we built the house and it's fascinating to watch it change through the seasons and through the years. It's both rewarding and sometimes frustrating.

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