SIGNS OF SPRING

Finally there are signs of spring. The weather has been chilly in Georgia for an unusually long spell and bloom times are off.
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Looking out the window, the Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum) is in its beautiful lime green phase and I can see the Yoshino Cherry tree (Prunus subhirtella ‘Yoshino’) blooming in the background.

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These tulips ,below, were planted in the cutting garden about 5 years ago and although I cut them with their foliage every year, they still reappear. I must look up my orders and identify them.

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Next week promises to be warmer and I expect an explosion of blooms. Meanwhile spring pruning is underway (late of course).

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8 thoughts on “SIGNS OF SPRING

  1. Do let us know the tulip variety. I tried for years to do tulips here – Darwin hybrids – but to no avail. Oh, they did good 1st year but it was downhill from then on. Would plant 150-200 in bed at front of my house. They did get attention for sure but blooms lasted only about a week before heat set in and they were gone. I want a Snowball viburnum but no place to put one. Next door neighbor has one and I share the beauty of it over my backyard fence. They really “pop” this time of the year.

    • The tulip is “Carnival de Rio”, a Triumph Tulip, however, I planted 50 of them and only a few return every year (so far).
      In the south we have to treat them as annuals. When I lived up North they would return only for a year or two at most.

  2. Thank you for sharing your snowball viburnums, one of my favorites. Mine are still just bare sticks from what I can see. Maybe I’ll get out my magnifying glass and search for signs of buds. Have a great weekend.

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