Sunday, March 28, 2010

What's Blooming in South Carolina Now...


In the 4 years we've lived here, we've never had a nice bloom of the saucer magnolia trees, until this year! Seems like our weather, just before Spring actually hits, warms up enough for these trees to start their cycle of bloom and then along comes a frost which ruins the blooms. But we were so lucky this year to witness the spectacular bloom!


The ornamental pear trees are blooming at the same time, and providing a lovely foil background for the tulip shaped flowers of the saucer magnolia...


...just the loveliest shade of pink...


Of course the daffodils have poked their sleepy heads up to welcome Spring! Nothing says Springtime and sunshine like daffodils!


I should have taken some closeups of the double ruffled variety ~ they are beauties.



We are so looking forward to our huge vegetable garden this year. Yesterday we ordered seeds to start in a cold frame. I do hope the Sweet Annie seeds gifted to me from my KSGP Sista will grow! And I'm really excited to try and grow some Hops vine again on all the fence we have.

'Til next time,

Mary

3 comments:

Prim's by Kim said...

Spring really is on it's way! Beautiful photos.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Mary - Your Magnolia tree is gorgeous! I love all the beautiful spring blooms in your yard!
Best wishes on your new veggie garden this year!

hugs,
Doreen

Patty said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

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