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Our winter was made longer when we had a cold sting in the tail of March and heavy snow too. We feared our busiest friends, the tiny wild bees of the forest would suffer from the cold and lack of forage. This week has truly given meaning to the word 'Spring' with an explosion of blossom. Now, if you stand near our plum trees, you can hear them humming as these tiny pollinators do our work and their own too. Beneath the trees there is a carpet of violets which are buzzing with their larger, bumble bee cousins.
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No tip, just sharing Spring in Moorpark, CA. And prayers to everyone in the flood zones. May God comfort you.
The top left pink flowers is a close up of the peach tree blossoms.
This little red rose is called Freedom Rose. I bought it as a sprig from Walmart 10 years ago. It requires a lot of water and regular fertilizing, but the reward is the blooms stay on. They last for weeks, even in heat and rain. This one is 8 days old, and the last storm didn't touch it.
The white lily is a vanillium crinum that will grow in shade or sun, with plenty of water and regular feeding. It smells like vanilla and last about 4 days.
This day lily is a reclaim from a friend, Lamon.
To my surprise, some other lilies bloomed this spring. I found I already have that daylily and a single of it, too. So easy to grow, and it blooms after the hybrids have quit. The last bloom is of the single.
By gbk from South Georgia
When you see blooms like these driving around in Houston,TX. you have to know summer is right around the corner. I have been watching the flowers blooming all over town for the past 2 months and I know, here in Houston, it won't be long before the hot weather is upon us.
Looking upward through the fluffy flowers, one feels hope surrounded by the beauty of nature. Makes one smile. It is uplifting to say the least.
These beautiful wildflowers were dancing in the soft breeze.