Spring Awakening – time to tour

A Spring Awakening has arrived in Entwined Gardens.  Mother nature is providing her usual mood swings – 66 degrees here three days ago and plunged to 23 degrees that night.   YIKES!

Even if you’re under a blanket of snow it’s time to tour & scratch beneath it all to see what’s emerging

Now for a Cat’s  Eye view –

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Welcome to Entwined Gardens for March Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.   Last night it was a chilly 30 degrees.  The “Eyes Wide Open” Primula (above) cheerfully continues to bloom – planted in a pot,  in shade at my back door.

Today we welcome the sun and a Carolina Blue sky.    At 10:24 the temperature is 41 degrees and expected to climb to 63 degrees!   Tomorrow the prediction is for 75… but with  March  Madness anything goes! Continue reading

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Hurray!   A reason to head outside and see what surprises await throughout Entwined Garden.  The brisk temperature this morning is 37 degrees with a high expected of a sunny 60!!!   Ooh la la!

Enjoy a virtual stroll through our Wake Forest, North Carolina – zone 7b garden…


These lovely blue striated Crocus chrysanthus ‘Blue Pearl’  emerge on a hillside reminding me of a nest of baby Bluebirds – beaks wide open.  Note: Make sure Bluebird nesting boxes clean. Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – January 2013

It’s a pleasant 50 degrees and overcast at Entwined Gardens  – Zone 7b – Wake Forest, NC.


Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’  which has been blooming for 3 months!


Daphne odora ‘Aureo-marginata’ – Has been showing color for six weeks… Oh the anticipation!

Highlights of the Helleborus  show:

Helleborre array


Hel Pink


Burgundy Hel

Hellebores – what’s not to like –  reminder to cut back some leaves for a better show!


Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’  – Copper beauty

Bracts Lecoth

Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Girard’s Rainbow” lights up the shade garden.

Technically not the bloom -but the pink bracts against the variegated foliage couldn’t resist!


Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘Ruby’

Interesting only blooming on the East side of the hedge, an esplosion of color!

Mondo Blu

Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’ – Dwarf Mondo grass

The blue seed baubles  of seeds delight me… I collect and  scatter them to enlarge the patch!


 Down by the lake – Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’


Osmanthus fragrans – Fragrant Tea Olive

Such diminutive blooms permeate the Woodland Garden.


Prunus mume ‘Kobai’  – delicious scent with a hint of cinnamon.


Rosmarinus  officinalis ‘Prostratus’  delightfully scrambles over a wall.

Spirea Ogden

Spirea ‘Odon’  –  this charming woodie  blooms several times a year…


Vinca major – Periwinkle a ground cover I love to hate!

Enjoy – living the  EntwinedLife

Jayme B

NC Certified Environmental Educator

Garden Conservancy Regional Representative

JC Raulston Arboretum Volunteer