All winter I have been planning, dreaming, and counting the days until the warm weather arrives, (not to mention ordering new daylilies). Well, Spring is finally here, and I couldn't be happier! I'm fortunate to live in growing zone 7b, bordering on 8a, so we get very little winter compared to the rest of the country. I am happy to report that my daffodils 'Cool Flame' are blooming, the irises are right on their heels, and the daylilies are soon to follow. What a glorious time of year.
While waiting on the daylily show to begin, I take time to appreciate those plants in my yard that look great, even without blooms.
I went to a local Master Gardeners sale last year and found this little treasure. Japanese Maple 'Twombly's Red Sentinel' has turned a glorious shade of red after the removal of some surrounding trees. It was almost completely green last year, due to lack of light, but look at him now! This small variety grows upright and tolerates the Georgia heat and sun well, so it's the perfect Japanese Maple for our garden. I love the crimson and burgundy colors.
Hostas and heucheras are beautiful this time of year. A couple of my favorites are heuchera 'Marvelous Marble' and hosta 'Touch of Class' (a sport of 'June').
A few of my daylilies are putting up scapes. It's only a matter of time now before the garden is full of blooms. 'Spacecoast Eye for Passion' is the closest to opening. Oh, the anticipation!
As this is my first blog, I hope I'm doing it right...
I plan to use this as a record for myself, as well as a way to share my garden with fellow plant lovers. My next post will feature daylily blooms, so stay tuned!