Saturday, March 13, 2010

Squish, Squish, Squish

Spring is coming very late to Atlanta this year, but at least the temperatures seem to be moderating.  It seems very peculiar to garden after two years of extreme drought, since everything now feels like I'm walking on a wet sponge.  I figure we'll start to dry out around Memorial of my friends commented yesterday that she's entering her hostas into the 200 meter breast stroke.
One of the early cherries (above) is slowly coming out of winter hibernation at the Big House, just a week after having 3 inches of snow!  It's getting ready to put on a show, while the Prunus Mume "Peggy Clark" (below) is at her peak, and starting to drop it's faded blooms.
The crocuses are up, looking as happy as ever, sure that January has finally come! 

Near the garage, Hyacinth L'Innocence is slowly opening in the sun.


  1. Oh how beautiful...nothing has poked its head out of sleep here yet, but Im keeping my fingers crossed for soon;)

  2. It is very nice to see the promise of spring coming soon. We are melting also and squishing everywhere. Water seeping into my basement, not bad, but I don't like it. Your colors of spring are so refreshing to see.

  3. Tim, So if a swimming dog does the "Dog Paddle" does a water logged Dogwood tree do the "Dog Petal" ??? :) Anyway, the pictures are great. - G

  4. Lovely pictures & a hope for warmer weather...

  5. Lovely photos that shout SPRING!!

    Thanks for the casserole recipe. I'm going to give it a try next week.

    All joys to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  6. Nothing quite says YEY!...IT'S SPRING! quite like little Crocuses. The garden is looking very neat Tim.