After a very long and wet winter which just seemed to linger on and on, it finally feels like spring has arrived. Even though we are a bit chilly this morning, plants are flowering in abundance now. I took these photos last weekend -- some shrubs have since leafed out a little more, but the blooms are still abundant.
|Carolina jessamine and Azalea|
The following photo is not of flowers, but I was happy to see that my pineapple mint has returned! This is my favorite mint, but it can be a bit temperamental. It is not happy unless light and moisture conditions are just right. I have tried planting it in various areas around our yard and have not been successful. I hope that I have finally found a spot where it will grow vigorously.