We have had a week of warm weather and no significant rain which has given plants a time to dry out a bit and start their spring growth. The most exciting move is being made by my Ginkgo tree as it emerges from winter dormancy with a hint of lime green fan-shaped leaves. It was planted about ten months ago so this is the first new leaves I have seen.
My two Pieris japonica are exploding in new scarlet leaves that look like crimson blossoms. The actual blooms were last week and are white blue berry-like bells.
The Flame Azalea is starting to drop blossoms after nearly two weeks of bright yellow-orange bloom clusters. New leaves are brilliant green and shoots have already grown six inches in the last month.
Other azaleas in bloom are a deep pink, purple, and a bright double pink. More will be blooming in the last two weeks of April.
The pink native azalea or Pinxter azalea has also been blooming for ten days and looks to continue for awhile.
Wow… I have to get out there and dig! Lots of Phlox, Acidanthera, and Blazing Star to plant!
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I love Ginkgo trees, they are one of my favorite!!