It is great to see them waking up and starting to grow again. Things seem to be about two weeks slow this year because of the rough Winter that we had here in the south. I know that some of my readers are still having that rough Winter, but the good news is that Spring is headed your way as well.
My 'Yar-Dart' is also featured in this picture of the back yard, and you can see a bit of varigated kiwi growing on the fence on the right. The clematis are just beginning to wake up as well. I have something that climbs growing at every post so later in the Summer hopefully you won't even see the posts on the fence.
I brought 200 daylilies with me from Illinois in 2012. That year I was just happy to get them into the ground and see them live. They were blooming in their pots when we arrived and there was not much reblooming that year. Last year, they were beautiful and I started to get them reidentified. In the mean time I have purchased at least 50 more daylilies. Lowell and I both love walking in the yard and watching the progress of the flowers. I always feel closer to God working in my garden and watching things grow. John 15:1
This is the second year for this Camellia. I do not remember it having some red blooms on it last year. The blooms were all the striated pink that you also see there.
Here is the striated pink bloom in a close-up. We chose this Camellia because it is supposed to have a narrow columnar growth for next to our house and driveway.
The first of the daffodils and hyacinths are blooming and started last Tuesday, but I just got out to photograph them in the yard today. The clematis are beginning to leaf out and the roses are not shy. They are also showing many leaf shoots on the canes. The lily's are coming up as well.
Here is a red honeysuckle that I planted this week and the next picture is one that I planted last year, but took the picture today
This red honeysuckle is just on the other side of the fence from the one that I planted this year.
Trailing variegated Philodendron is really easy to start in water like I did this one. It is about 5 years old and I have a half dozen starts in the pot started at different times and added. One year a rabbit or something ate off practically everything when I put it outside for the Summer. This one does come in out of the cold and is inside right now. Now that I am in the South, I would like to get a split leaf one in the ground outside. I have seen a number of really beautiful ones in the yards of others. However, while I have one in a pot and have not put it in the ground yet, I am happy that I have not because we have had the coldest Winter since 1970 here in Baldwin County Alabama. I don't think that my split leaf Philodendron would have made it outside in the ground.
Be sure to have your sound turned on (and watch it in HD, full screen).
The hummingbird doing rolls chasing a bee is not to be missed.
Be sure to watch closely (around 2 min 40 sec) and check out the BABY BAT under its mother. Unreal!!!
If you never knew what goes on in the garden when you aren't paying attention, watch this - some of the finest photography you will ever see. Aren't we lucky we are part of this world!?
Not a great picture, but humming birds need water as well as nectur.