First Flowering, 2016

Buttercups, Lilies of the valley and wild Geraniums announce the arrival of spring! (In 1997, when Richard first landscaped the "sunny side" of the yard, he took a regular pot and turned it on it's side, buried about a third of it in the sand and placed a light inside, which created a magical effect. Then, about four years later, we started seeing purpose built pots designed with a flat side for achieving the same look. Just sayin'....)

Buttercups, Lilies of the valley and wild Geraniums announce the arrival of spring! (In 1997, when Richard first landscaped the “sunny side” of the yard, he took a regular pot and turned it on it’s side, buried about a third of it in the sand and placed a light inside, which created a magical effect. Then, about four years later, we started seeing purpose built pots designed with a flat side for achieving the same look. Just sayin’….)

Well, it begins…. After six months away from the beach garden, we returned in late April to begin anew. This will be the fourth year since the great salt water inundation by Superstorm Sandy, and already Richard and I have been surprised by the vigor we are seeing on every side.

There are some things, of course, that only bloom in spring – Lily of the Valley,  Wisteria, Buttercups – so even though the deck planters are still being planted (impatiens should be put out in this area this week), I’m posting this snapshot as of May 21. Our oceanic micro-climate keeps the air cool well into June, which explains the late bloomers, but the temperatures catch up quickly so that, compared to most places, it’s a “fast forward” display.

Here are the first few frames of 2016. I hope you enjoy!

Photo May 21, 11 46 34 AM27224230255_8cdc215f6c_o27224158595_4a663ec5c2_oHostas!

27190003356_f0036e1db6_o26949027540_ddeec33f4d_o26949000140_a46049dfed_o27224197505_7b27dc40b0_o27224290565_fe0fd54532_o27155282661_6ce6728a1e_oWisteria and Lilacs

Photo May 21, 11 53 54 AMPhoto May 21, 11 54 24 AM (1)Photo May 21, 11 54 26 AMLily of the Valley

26947992870_73c0d6fe41_o27223212275_bb2eef3583_oButtercups!

27126311462_1c5f9e7d7d_o27126271332_f27936d8eb_oParting Shots…

27127452742_97a854ccd1_o26617659943_e5c327fea5_o26617449434_6b04687c83_oThat’s it for now, but there will be more soon. Thanks for visiting, and have a great, growing-up summer!

© 2016 George Thomas Wilson, all rights reserved.

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One Response to First Flowering, 2016

  1. Anne Sockwell says:

    Good grief! So much beauty! Love the photos – lovely to see when it is already so hot this week in AL. Miss you, dear Tommy!

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