Magnolia and Redbud against a backdrop of
The Second Spring arrives with the onset of Azaleas and Dogwoods. It lasts from mid-March until early May. I went out looking for signs of Second Spring.
Dogwood blooms half open in near view.
Magnolia stellata in full bloom far view.
Snowball Viburnum growing into tree form.
Native Baptisia with just emerging sprouts.
Lilies! I can hardly wait. They bloom closer to May or June.
Lantana is putting out new sprouts.
Blooms were noted only in a very protected spot.
Lavender L. montevidensis blooms in cooler
times, Yellow Lantana likes hot, hot sun.
Pink Pearl azaleas just breaking bud are a fav.
Azaleas will soon turn all of South Georgia into a Fairyland
under a canopy of Dogwoods. Some seedling dogwoods here
are making their debut with buds for the first time .
Late blooming daffodil wihout a name.
Hawera, a late blooming fav. I love the fragrant bells and
recurved petals of triandrus daffodils.
Incredibly fragrant Tea Olive, Osmanthus fortunei,
has a long bloom season through out cool months.
Soon it will be joined by Sweet Shrub, Calycanthus floridus.
We're expecting so many Spring seedling visitors: Poppies,
Larkspur, Rose Campion, Petunias, Dianthus. Oh, the Joy!