A Walk in My Spring Garden

The weather in Beaufort County has been unseasonably cold, delaying Spring’s arrival.  Infrequent warm days, though, have brought about the most incredible blooms and new growth.  During one of these warm days I took a walk around my garden and witnessed the glory of nature’s heartbeat and resolute cycle of life.

It has taken me some time to appreciate the Southern bounty of Spring blooms.  I was accustomed to other harbingers of Spring – the sweet smell of lilac and lily of the valley, the beautiful faces of tulip and narcissus, the golden brightness of forsythia against the grey sky and the white and pink blooms of dogwood in the forest landscape.

Although different, I think you will see that Southern blooms offer the same joyful pronouncement that Spring is near!  I hope you enjoy the results of my discoveries.

South Carolina native plum tree - gets luscious yellow plums in late spring.
South Carolina native plum tree – gets luscious yellow plums in late spring.
South Carolina native plum - always the first sign of Spring and while not pictures these blossoms are brimming with bees!
South Carolina native plum – always the first sign of Spring – not pictures are the hundreds of bees buzzing around the blossoms!

 

Flowering cactus - variety unknown
Flowering succulent – variety unknown
Begonia...
Begonia flower blooming in greenhouse
Blooming Lorepetulum is a sure sign that spring is around the corner
Blooming Lorepetulum is a sure sign that spring is around the corner
Lorepetulum - has always reminded me of witch hazel flower
Lorepetulum – has always reminded me of witch hazel flower
Camillia in full flower
Camillia in full flower
Baby tree frog - resting in Camillia filower
Baby tree frog – resting in Camillia filower
Tea Olive - a small flower with the most aromatic scent!
Tea Olive – these small flowers have the most intoxicating fragrance!

 

Hydrangea leaves with serrated edges
Hydrangea leaves with serrated edges
Flowering anise - another witch hazel look-a-like
Flowering anise – another witch hazel look-a-like

 

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