Any explanation?

This is Georgia, in the Deep South in the middle of summer. The leaves on the eastern side of my maple tree are already changing colors. I know I posted a similar photo in the past, but this year the color change began in mid-June. What causes this? Not enough rain? Very hot temperatures? Should…

Spring Festival 2022: Week #10~Tulip Poplar

The Tulip Poplar trees are very tall, and it’s difficult to see the flowers from the ground… But sometimes the flowers fall to the ground intact… Linked to Dawn’s Spring Festival 2022 and Cee’s Flower of the Day

Leatherleaf Viburnum

This evergreen shrub, which can grow up to 12 feet high, produces lovely flat-topped clusters of white flowers in the Spring and red-to-black berries in the Autumn and Winter. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Spring Festival 2022: Week #9~Roses

A vibrant pink rose in my daughter’s garden… My solitary antique yellow rose… An antique pink from my garden… Another bright pink, this one on my property… And the one that may be my favorite this year and was certainly a surprise, as I’ve never seen this rose before… Linked to Dawn’s Spring Festival 2022…

Chinese Privet

It is absolutely everywhere this year, and it has a lovely scent and beautiful white flowers. I could even smell it this morning while driving down the highway where it grows on both sides of the road. But Chinese Privet is considered to be one of the most widely spread, invasive plants in the southern…

The Mountain Laurel buds have opened

On Thursday, for Dawn’s Spring Festival I posted photos of the Mountain Laurel on my property. A few of the star-like buds had opened, but now most have opened, and they are beautiful! Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wild iris

In the flower garden where only daffodils were planted, wild iris have shown up in abundance this year. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day