Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring has Sprung in the South!

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Spring has sprung here in Georgia!  That does not mean we're out of the woods for the cool weather.  We've been known to get snow in April.  But my flowers are ready to get growing.  I thought I'd share what makes me happy on a daily basis (besides the smiling faces of my kids).
A few weeks ago I took this picture showing the daffodils just emerging from the ground as the first sign of Spring.  

Check them out now!

These are called King Alfred and they are large variety of daffodil.

I also have them in the front along our sidewalk under the computer room window.  In empty places between the daffodils, I planted hosta which will come up and hide the spent daffodils during the summer.  I need to dig up the hosta and divide them.  They've been happy in their home for the last 8 years and it's time to share them.

When we first moved into our house in 2001, we purchased three little 3 feet tall camellia bushes to plant in front of the garage windows.  I thought they were all light pink, but when we purchased them they hadn't bloomed yet.  The one we planted in the middle turned out to be dark pink and is now over 12' tall!  It blooms later than the light pink ones.

These are unbloomed Peaches and Cream daffodils.  I planted them about 4 years ago a little later than normal and they've always come up later and bloomed later the my others.

I also love peonies.  Mine never do as well as my Momma's, but if you look closely in the picture, you'll see the dark pink nub where all the new leaves and stems will emerge soon.  My Momma's garden is absolutely breath-taking.  I'll have to share some pictures of hers with you soon.  She is the true "green-thumb-er" in the family when it comes to flowers. 

Next on the garden tour is this little volunteer.  I found it a few weeks ago and think it might be a Black-Eyed Susan.  I had one planted a few years ago but it got swallowed up by a huge Cherokee Rose bush.  What do you think it might be?  I hope it's not a weed!

That's the end of the garden tour!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Join us on Thursday for "How Does Your Garden Grow?"

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20 comments:

TeenaBugg38 said...

oh my gosh your camellia is in bloom????? I'm in Knoxville Tn (waves hi to my neighbor) and I spotted the first bloomed flowers of the year eitehr late last week or early this week and took photos and psoted too....lol. Enough of this cold stuff...bring on spring!! (but leave the allergies behind ty!)

Melissa said...

You are making me jealous! I love living in the North, but I am so ready for warm weather. We had some 50's this week, and people are out everywhere. We are finally getting some green growth in our flower beds. My daffodils are about an inch out of the ground.... So quite a ways behind yours, and I know we'll probably get some real cold days yet before spring officially springs up here, so it will be a while before we see much color, but I am super excited to report that my first little crocuses bloomed yesterday!!!

Jamie~ said...

Oh, I'm so envious!!

I live in the Southwest where the warm weather gets rather toasty quickly and I've never had any luck with gardens. I'm still going to try, even though I'm convinced I have a black thumb.

Your garden is gorgeous!

Joyfull said...

Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing your spring time joy with us. Sure did brighten my day!

Amy said...

Don't you just love when all the things we worked so hard planting last year come back again in the spring? Makes me just want to go a little crazy at the garden center. I try to refrain but sometimes I just can't help myself! I'm definitely going to plant more tulips for next year. Thanks for sharing this! Found my way here through Just for the Joy. Happy Spring! :)

Sharon said...

WOO HOO! yeah for SPRING! Such a hopeful time, isn't it? We're about 8 weeks behind you but it's coming, I can just tell!

Beautiful pictures... thanks for sharing the JOY!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Those pictures give me hope that spring is on it's way here to West Virginia too =)

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

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Nice blog you have here, will stick around for awhile.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Hey,
Happy Friday Follow! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked my pillowcase tutorial. If you decide to use it and make a pillowcase dress, we'd love to see it! I just started a flickr group called Sew and Show, more details on my blog. Cute idea to provide frugal gardening tips too. I just planted some little lettuce plants in a wooden "salad garden stand" my dad built for me. I love it!

Anna

Mayra Elisa & Pooh Bear said...

I love the King Alfred ones!! Beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by, I will be sure toc check out your recipes. =)

Now following...

Have a great weekeend1!

CC said...

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purseblogger said...

Following from Friday Follow :)

Tree said...

Howdy from a "transplanted" Georgia Peach (living in Jersey now)! Found you on FF, and am following with both of my blogs now. :)


Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
http://www.motherofpearlitis.com
http://www.mommiesfaves.com

Marie's Cozy Corner said...

new follower from friday follows have a great weekend.

Carrie said...

Stopping by from the Just for the Joy of It linky. I love seeing all those signs of life!!!

dustinnikki said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow! Have a great weekend!

Your newest follower,

Nicole

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Heather McDougle said...

I'm following you from Friday Follow!
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Amy @ Finer Things said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous! Our yard is "naked." Desperately need to do something about that!

Micah said...

Thank you for all the great posts from last year! I look forward to reading more interesting topics, maybe about pearl necklace or jewelry on your blog.

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