It’s like magic. There are so many plants returning to life that it is impossible to remark on all of them. The air is almost still with just a faint breeze. The temps are warm and comfortable for a walk. Only disturbing things are the gnats.
We started a new project at the Mens Garden. It is a memorial brick paver ring which is around the flagpole. We had some hardwork marking it out, excavating, setting metal edging and adding crushed paver stone.
We did have some nasty weather here in the Southeast USA on Wednesday. A warm air mass from the Gulf of Mexico was meeting cold air coming from the west. It brought high winds with 50 mph gusts and rain of about 1 inch but it did not spawn any tornadoes.
Here are my photos for you this beautiful Friday.
First is this gorgeous “Red Emperor Tulip”. I like to use pine cones to keep the squirrels from using my containers for acorn storage.
Second is our paver project. Our next project will be laying the pavers.
Third is a project of completing our mulching with pine bark nuggets. I usually like pine straw but the nuggets do give everying a fresh look.
The Virginia bluebells are beginning to appear. Blue may be uncommon in nature but these are uncommonly beautiful. They are looking so fresh and majestic now.
I cannot let you not see some azaleas. If you are a golf fan or not, tune in to the Masters to see the azaleas at Augusta. The top photos shows the effects of the frost from a couple of weeks ago but the bottom picture shows the beauty of the azalea.
Finally, here is a blooming trillium. This native shall go unnamed but it is of the sessile variety.
That is it for this week from Alabama the Beautiful.
Don’t forget to look at the the propagator this week.
Happy Gardening y’all.