Spring is upon us and very early this year after the winter that wasn't. Who knew if spring would bloom with such mild temperatures this past winter. I've always thought we needed cold winter weather to have a glorious spring, apparently not! My question on this subject was answered after a drive south to visit my mother-in-law. Driving up the driveway to the house there was an explosion of color! Azaleas in shades of pink towering up to ten feet welcome family and guests. With beautiful blossoms to enjoy now and plenty of buds these shrubs will not peak for a week or more.
My in-laws built their home in 1958 and started planting their gardens with a clean slate. Now, fifty-four years later it is a mature garden with Dogwood, Redbud, Azaleas and Camellias all under a tall canopy of Pine trees.
Please join me for a stroll through the gardens.
View of the Church from the side and back yard
Pink Cherry Blossom tree still blooming
White Dogwood, Redbud and Pink Azaleas
Camellias reaching fifteen feet to the sky
or maybe a Fairy Garden!
Lady Banks Rose
This is my Mystery Flower
Thanks to Babs at upstairs downstairs this plant has a name
Angel in the Lilies
Vintage Garden Gate
Rabbits in the Violets
Miss Martha quilts when she's not in the garden.
Her latest quilt throws
the heart is made from an antique quilt
notice the details on the butterflies and the embroidered flowers
Meet Miss Martha
I hope you enjoyed your tour of these spring gardens. I would love for you to tell me what you liked and what you grow in your garden. I know you are wondering if Miss Martha's green thumb has rubbed off on me, lets just say I try! I'll share my climbing roses with you when they bloom, soon I think.