Just got back from a 5 day visit with my little Sweetpea down in North Carolina. Like a beautiful flower she has matured and runs to me with arms up in the air, shouting
" Grandma ! "
It's been warm in Carolina for at least a month and the Dogwoods along with Redbuds, Camellias and Lilacs, are in abundance.
Back to reality. Unlike last year, we are experiencing cold, windy days this April. I was surprised at how much had bloomed since I left-daffodils, forsythia, squill and tulips add a lot of color to the barren landscape. My dwarf weeping crabapple has just started to show her lovely burgundy foliage.
Meanwhile I have many people breathing down my neck to get started on their gardens. Chicago winters are just way too long. Hurry May !
Go on over to Carol's at May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming in your neck of the woods or around the U.S.A.
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