I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth? ~Edward Giobbi
My, how spring flies!
Having been on a photo shoot for over eleven days, Barbara and I arrived home last night to a different scene. When we left, Forsythias and a weeping Cherry in the front yard were blooming. Daffodils, a hyacinth and pansies were the only other activity in the yard.
Pulling into the driveway, we experienced the most beautiful sight. Our fuchsia colored Loropetalum was in full bloom. It is quite spectacular! All of the hostas were out and many were sizable. The Forsythias and Cherry were finished with their display as were the Daffodils.
In their place were three Dogwoods with their bright white color, with their familiar cross-shaped petals and burgundy stain (reminders of the Lord’s Passion).
Twenty four azaleas are ready to amaze us any day with their stunning demeanor. The grass is beginning to green up and other perennials are pushing up the ground in the natural areas.
I can’t wait for the weekend and to get some Carolina clay under my fingernails!
All photos copyright 2011 Lockman/Click!