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The Beautiful Season

Recently I was miserably sick for a week, then gone to the beach for another week; two weeks out of the garden in the middle of spring - yikes! I am far behind in some essential chores, but I can only be optimistic in springtime. I will eventually get the pruning done, and late transplants will be pampered to hopefully enable their survival through the summer. I will be planting my summer veggies a couple of weeks later than usual, but surely they will do ok. Best of all, great washes of color have spread across my garden this past month without much help from me, and the garden is looking good. 

Azaleas have been blooming along the path in the front garden:

Here are some views in and around the arbor garden:

Ferns are emerging throughout the garden:

Fresh green growth covers the woodland garden, and the moss paths are lush:

After a dreary winter, I am always excited to see colorful foliage and blooms return each year:1st row: Honeysuckle 'Major Wheeler'; Azalea 'George L. Tabor'; Common Ajuga. 2nd row: Spirea 'Candy Corn'; Pieris 'Cavatine'; Hybrid Columbine. 3rd row: Autumn Fern; Orange Karume Azalea; Korean Spice Viburnum.Here is a close-up of a colorful euphorbia:

This is the beautiful season. The nights are cool, the days are pleasantly warm, and I love being in the garden. Finally getting those garden chores done will be no chore at all!


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Reader Comments (11)

Everything looks just lovely, Deb! Thanks for sharing! xo

April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChristi {Jealous Hands}

Don't you hate to be gone from the garden this time of year. I love to be home to watch it unfold. I too have been gone quite a bit this spring. So much happening even when you are gone just 4 days. Happy Spring!

April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLisa at Greenbow

Your gardens look beautiful! What are you using on the ground for mulch?

April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

Your azaleas are glorious, Deb. I miss having them in my garden but, presumably in response to our persistent droughts, the plants have nearly disappeared even from our local nurseries. I love your photogenic ferns too. Enjoy your Spring garden!

April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

Doing chores in a delightful garden like yours must be wonderful. I hope you have fully recovered so you can enjoy all those spring chores.

April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Your garden is looking so beautiful, I think you are a bit ahead of us at the moment. It is a wonderful time of year with all the new foliage and flowers, a daily wander is necessary!

April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

Your garden looks VERY happy to see you again, and the Euphorbia is a gem!

April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Studer

Hi everyone! Thanks for your comments! I appreciate each of you. Jeanette, I use pine bark mulch (usually mini pine nuggets) in all of my paths, except for the moss paths in my woodland garden. I use pine straw around my plants. Both pine bark and pine straw are readily available in my area. Both are somewhat acidic mulches, which is fine with my acidic soil. Best wishes! Deb

April 16, 2019 | Registered CommenterDeborah Elliott

Thank you for your answer about mulch.

April 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJeanettej

Absolutely gorgeous, so fresh and colorful. You are at least a couple of weeks ahead of us.

April 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJason

It truly is the beautiful season! I’m quite envious of your azaleas, they just don’t like our alkaline soil. Lovely as usual Deb!

May 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Ruff Leja

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