Everybody’s Talking . . . About Early SpringPosted: March 28, 2012
While I was enjoying this in southeastern Central Florida,
Spring arrived in Central Virginia. Even the men of the house remarked on the changes after we returned. Though the early blooms are old news by now, I can’t help but record my own findings of spring.
vinca blossoms and lily-of-the-valley pips have popped.
An iris blooms on March 26, 2012, not on April 22, 2011, as pictured here last year.
All of the dogwoods and most of the azaleas are in full glory.
Pink dogwoods always remind me of growing up in Eastern Tennessee.
Are you as fascinated by mixed pink and white dogwood trees as I am?
Now that they’ve leafed up, I am excited to see what color my hydrangeas will be this year if the deer don’t get to them first. It’s time to get some garden sulphur, ammonium sulfate or aluminum sulfate in the soil around them as described here if there is any hope of finding some shade of blue.
But the bermuda is greening up, and the golf course out back is calling.
Gardening or golf? Tough choice. Which would you prefer to do on a beautiful Spring day?
All photos by Avad Fan taken in the neighborhood (except the first one taken from our balcony in the Sandpiper Building at the very friendly Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina).