... actually, i think it happened last Wednesday night. Spring finally arrived (to stay) in Central Virginia. Seemingly overnight the weather has changed - blue skies, warm breezes, and sunny warm days. Apparently Mother Nature has welcomed Persephone home for the summer.
|Top of the list ... cleaning out the fish pond - yuck!|
|Three hours later and they seem a lot happier.|
|The first azaleas are ready to pop open.|
|Clematis is climbing up the porch and also ready to pop.|
|The blueberry is covered with flower buds. Need to get netting up tomorrow - if I plan to get any of the berries this year!|
|Lilies are pushing up some really impressive stalks.|
|This corner is always the first to fill in - flowering almond left and right, with weigela in the rear center; iris in the front and lilies just behind them.|
|Calycanthus florida by the deck. It's supposed to smell heavenly - vanilla pineapple - maybe this is the year.|
|And, the first blooms of the Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt Airy' starting to open.|
So much to do in the garden ... and a lot accomplished before my body screamed "enough!"
Life is good!