Sunday, April 08, 2007

Garden Watch: Life Goes On

We're having a most unusual cold snap here this weekend. It hailed all day yesterday and temps dipped down into the 30s last night. And today promises to be dreary, dark, drizzly, and constantly chilly, that deep wet cold that goes straight into the bone. But that's not enough to keep spring from sprunging around here. Roses are starting to pop out everywhere!

'Ebb Tide'

'Belinda's Dream'

'Veteran's Honor'

'Ridiculously Obscene Hibiscus'

'Don Juan' climbing on front porch

'Knockout' causing traffic accidents next to street

'Our Lady of Guadalupe'

Discarded Christmas Amaryllis emerging from the iris bed

The front bed right after I pruned in February

That same bed today: Massive walls of color are finally starting to fill in. Once again, Life beats the odds. Go Life!


Blogger Alto2 said...

You have a beautiful garden of flowers to celebrate Spring and Easter. How lovely! Come to SW Florida and design me a garden filled with all that wonderful color!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

such a beautiful garden! I'm so jealous! was glad to see your post...hadn't seen anything in a few days and was starting to worry (and I don't even know you!)
how's the house selling going??

2:52 PM  
Blogger Kek said...

Gorgeous garden! Cooler climates have their benefits, that's for sure.

I'm not sure why roses have a reputation for being delicate - my poor garden is beseiged by drought, but the roses somehow survive.

8:41 PM  
Blogger citygrrrl said...


10:00 PM  
Blogger momo said...

What glorious flowers! Thanks for the pictures. Up here in Minnesota, we are still in the brown, muddy phase of spring, and the cold snap has frozen the first tulip leaves that had started to poke out of the ground.

3:06 PM  
Blogger T. Comfyshoes said...


They're considered annuals here, and I'm really good at killing them.

1:02 PM  

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