Just two weeks ago it was overcast with icy snow hitting the windshield when I went to photograph JoAnn’s Garden …. The red buds were open and a lovely swath of white crocus highlighted the walk; tulip leaves up but no color to speak of… so no photos only a chill!
After a cool spring we plunged into 80 degree weather last week, then rain and the gardens woke up to WOW… literally overnight!
Yes, Spring has sprung in the North Carolina Triangle – just in time to Tour and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!
These Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’ or Kwanzan Cherry flanking the walkway against Juniperus x pfitzeriana ‘Saybrook Gold’ – provided a Lily Pultzer RIP – heart be still moment as one approaches the garden…
Through the cherries under the arbor and gorgeous Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile‘ limbed up high… I only dream of this – as mine in the ground for seven years gets pruned by the deer before it blooms!
Around the corner, past a Cercis collection and to the back overlooking a lake.
Mature Camellia still blooming!
White Wisteria across the lake adds to the layered effect.
In every direction beautiful layers of dazzling color and textures…
JoAnn has inspired me to plant full sized Tulips next year in zone 7… even if throw away…
Ready to be inspired? – check out which gardens are open in your area… Ok .. New York – Suffolk county Open Days this weekend!
For more Virtual garden tours check out Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Bloom Gardens!
Enjoy – living the EntwinedLife