Finally Spring has arrived in Georgia! maybe this time it will stay.
We have had so many false starts that I don't know what to think any more. Last year by this time, the azaleas were already in bloom. They are just starting to show a little color. Maybe in a week there will be color in the garden, which means we are about two weeks behind schedule.
I went by Home Depot and Lowes today to pick up some things and ended up turning around and coming home. The place was mobbed! I have had to replace some of the dianthus which I killed last year (don't ask) and I am exhausted from all the digging I've had to do to get them in the ground.Temperatures are supposed to hit 70 degrees this week and I am more than ready to put all the sweaters away and start wearing t shirts and shorts to work around the garden. I know wishful thinking, but one can always hope.
The view from by front door is to die for!
|The view from the front door. if you look closely, you will see the pink tulips under the cherry trees.|
|Look at that sky!|
|My daughter planted these tulips under the cherry trees last Fall. I can't bring myself to pick them and bring them inside.|
|I got this lavender at the grocery store last week. Who would have thought!|
|It will be planted outside in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile the kitchen smells divine!|
|Another grocery store purchase last week and still going strong!|
|Remember her? she was given to me in the Fall when I had the ladies lunch.|
|This is the orchid that keeps on giving. More buds!|
The secret to orchids, I have discovered, is lots of light, preferably from the East. Water them by placing the pot in the sink and running water for about a minute. When the water finishes draining from the bottom put them back. Do this once a week. That's all!
All photos Lindaraxa