Sunday, April 4, 2010

Azaleas are blooming.

Across the street, the azaleas and wisteria are in bloom. That's 18 days ahead of last year. The dogwoods are blooming too.

In my yard, a single azalea bloom was found yesterday.

My two clematis vines are growing by leaps and bounds. I've never had luck with these before. Maybe ignoring them helped.

The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is leafing out. It's way too early for this.

The maple trees in the gully.

The Asian cabbages are bolting.

In the perennial bed, I think I have problems. Reseeds.

And I planted out 10 brugmansias. I'll take Nell's advice. If a frost does come, I'll use containers and buckets to cover everything I can.

It's 54 degrees. Another upper 80s day is in the forecast. By Tuesday, 90.


Darla said...

My clematis are doing better this year than ever too. I think they liked the cold winter we had.....have a Great Easter!

GardenGoddess said...

A little here and there of azalea blooms here in NE NC-SE VA.

NellJean said...

It is good that you can admire that wisteria from afar and not have it crawling all over your garden. Wisteria is in almost full bloom here.

Azaleas are late here. Only the whites, which are always first have commenced to open all over. Bits of pink are showing up, but the big show is days away.

Phillip said...

I've learned with clematis that you just have to leave them alone and wait. They take a few years to get going.

The Muskogee is one of my favorite crapes. I love that color.

L. D. Burgus said...

Things have really progressed quickly. We are so much later but I can almost see the field lilies grow while watching them. I left the leaves on them for mulch as they are pushing right through them all robustly.

LeSan said...

You're really greening up around there! It's going to look so full in just a few short weeks. Oh, and by the way...I hate you. LOL Your azaleas are blooming and that is the one plant I insist on killing. I have killed four of them so far and I have no idea why. Each one was in a different location/conditions ect. Maybe it's just the elevation or something. Either way, I'm jealous. I will console myself with living vicariously through you. sigh.

Happy Easter!