Saturday, April 27, 2013


Despite cooler than average temps this year, nature still finds a way to show the beauty of Spring.  I thought I would share some of my garden delights that are not the traditional southern dogwoods and azaleas.

The Cherokee Rose bush. Designated in 1916 as the state flower of Georgia, there is some debate about the origins.  Women's clubs all over Georgia insist it was a flower cultivated by the Cherokees, but today's horticulturists say it was brought over from Asia and should be considered and invasive species.  Regardless, I love it.

Beautiful irises have popped up here and there. I particularly like this old fashioned purple bearded guy. 

The yellow one is not bad either.

And all over my yard is an abundance of Silver Dollar plants. I love their frilly white flowers. They have popped up in the best places this year.

And of course, the short lived, but very pretty and dainty Star of Bethlehem. Considered by many to be a weed and a pest, I love it.

What is growing in your yard this spring?

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