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Ain't been doin' much keepin' up wif' the yard. We had a couple of freezes and now we have lots a dead thangs in need of cuttin' back or diggin' out...but all the same, nature has still provided us'uns a spring show--yep, despite mah utter neglect of all garden chores fer the last nine months.
This is a "Queen's Wreath" but a clan chile call's it "Mary's Crown" an I like her name fer it best. Mah sister give me this lovely spreadin' semi-vinin' thang. It has been happy this year despite bein' ignored most of the year.
an' this lovely vine is rioting all over the neighbor's fence...an' from the living room windows it is a shure show-off.
The hibiscus ain't exotic or prized, but I doan care, she is reliable and lovely.
The snapdragons is 'bout gone now--they cain't stand the heat, but these remainin' few is showy, ain't they?
These late bloomin' azaleas is hard to find, an their name is even harder to pronounce: Sublancelota.
At Easter time they ain't no more wow factor than these lush amaryllis! I like 'em better than Easter Lillies.
Has ya ever seen such an intense blue? Cain't recall, but I think this is Anchusa--anybody know fer shure?
But it ain't all purty....here is a 18 foot tall ficus tree that took a hit in the freezes--an now we's gotta cut the eyesore down--and it's twin on the other side of the front door--what a bare spot that will leave!
Pots of mint are so reliable, so faithful!
The shady areas are difficult to keep colorful, but this "yesterday, today and tomorrow" never fails to froth up white an' lavender-blue blooms.
The winter birds is headed home....the days are warm an' sunny.
What's growin' round' yore place?