Seeing Yellow

Yellow seems to be the dominant color of early spring. Daffodils, carolina jessamine, witch hazel, Lady Banks rose, forsythia - it seems the list is endless. Here are two yellows that I photographed yesterday. My Lady Banks rose has just started and I will be posting a photo of it later.

Kerria Japonica (also known as Easter Rose) blooms before the leaves appear. It is a graceful and dependable shrub.

Carolina Jessamine is a fast-growing vine that can be used in a variety of ways. I have mine growing on a low picket fence next to my tiny vegetable garden.


  1. Phillip,
    Wow! Double wow!! Your two most recent posts with such beautiful photos leave me grasping for just the right superlative adjectives or words to use in my comment. Hmmm..seriously stunning Southern spring snapshots!

    Jon in Vicksburg, Miss. on 4-4-08

  2. You must have been reading my mind! I was trying to find the name of that first shrub just yesterday. We visited a garden that had one. It was kind of staked and gathered up around the bottom so that it didn't sprawl, which I thought was interesting too. I love that color yellow best, I think - really eye-catching!

  3. YOU have some beautiful scenery in your garden...I love the work you have put in...Envy is my sin!...*winks*

  4. Phillip, you have such a beautiful garden. All that work shows. I wish I lived in your zone instead of zone 6. You grow some plants I have longed to have.


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