Sunday, March 20, 2011

First day of spring

It actually feels like the first day of summer with temperatures in the low 80s. I'm exhausted after working all weekend weeding and applying mulch. I'm ready for a long soak in the tub!

I did manage to get some photos first thing Saturday morning.


Crabapple


















Loropetalum



Loropetalum



Viburnum "Mohawk"


Viburnum "Mohawk"



Yoshino Cherry



Pansies















































Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

22 comments:

  1. Love the crab apple and Viburnum "Mohawk"!

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  2. I luv all the pretty blooms! Thanks for sharing beautiful pic's.........Julian

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  3. Phillip,
    I knew something was going on when the American Toads started calling. Never though much about Viburnum, this one is awesome!

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  4. Beautiful flowers. A just reward for all your work today. Happy spring.

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  5. I'm so jealous, Phillip. ;) The blossoms are all so gorgeous. We have had 50, rain, 50, rain, wind, 50... I'm drowning. The good news is that we do have some blossoms... best focus on those. Enjoy your week.

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  6. Love your blooms! It's wonderful to be outside this time of year. I'm in Georgia Zone 7b and lovin' all the trees and shrubs in bloom.

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  7. SO PRETTY Phillip!!! I'm loving life right now as well, and there is still so much to come! Your photos are beautiful!

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  8. Sounds like a wonderfully productive day in the garden. Remember 'no pain, no gain' applies to gardening! I'm thinking of a nice massage to ease these tired overworked muscles!
    Your garden is looking fabulous!

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  9. A real treat for us northerners still dealing with cold and possible snow this next week... beautiful as always! L

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  10. All lovely but I particularly like the crab apple.

    Enjoy your Summer temperatures.

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  11. Those are some pretty pictures! It's hard to believe your that far ahead of us northerners. :-)
    I'm just happy to finally see some grass!

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  12. How wonderful that those beauties came out in grand style to welcome spring!

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  13. Your garden is really coming alive Phillip. It makes my heart go pitty patter seeing all those trees and shrubs blooming. It won't be long for our garden to spring forth. Happy Spring.

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  14. It just seems like every flower tree has been more vibrant this spring. Hope it is a sign that we'll have a great summer.

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  15. 80s??? My goodness, here in MA we only reached the 40s.
    No wonder you have so many blossoms to show off.
    Gorgeous!

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  16. Such beautiful plants! I am sorry you are exhausted, but the garden looks all the better for all your work. Enjoy spring!

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  17. Beautiful blooms Phillip. Tried to get pic of magnolia but failed. Maybe next yr.
    Busy planting veggies & flowers. Spring is always a busy time of yr.

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  18. We're enjoying 50-60 degrees here in Baltimore. Great photos, I especially like the Yoshino, Bill

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  19. So beautiful! I love the crabapple--mine are still at least a month away from blooming here in Illinois; I can't wait. We've had unusually warm temperatures the past few days, and I've actually been able to work in the garden for awhile; I can certainly relate to your sore muscles:)

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  20. I must get a Yoshino cherry, I must!

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  21. Beautiful! The cherry blossoms are heavenly! Thanks for sharing your garden via your blog. I always enjoy visiting. ~~Rhonda

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