Here in Birmingham which is in Central Alabama of the American South, it is blustery and cool today. We are at the high for the day early this afternoon and it is 39F or 4C whichever pleases you the most. In addition, it is gray and dismal.
Severe storms came through at mid day yesterday and brought with them strong winds and some tornadoes. There was a lot of damage in Selma about 75 miles to our south and several people were killed in Autauga County also to our south.
Selma, Alabama at the home of a good friend’s relative. It is right across the street from the historic Sturdivant Hall which was spared.
In our location, we were spared the damaging storms. We will be warming up next week, although the expectation is for rainy weather.
There are an increasing signs of spring for you today.
First, I have to show you the blooming geranium in my greenhouse. It is so red that it blurred the picture.
Second, I have two hellebores. The first is a white which is just emerging.
The next is a lavender pink color. When the bloom emerges, it is more erect so that you can easily see its face. I do not know the cultivar. It may be Pippa’s Purple.
The third is the culinary ginger which I keep indoors. It thrives outdoors in the summer. It is great to just take a segment for cooking..
The fourth is the Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’. It is just beginning to peak above ground. As you can imagine from its naming, it is red.
The fifth is daffodils beginning to appear. I think these are Barrett Browning.
Finally, sixth, this is a camellia bud that looks like it will emerge soon. This is Professor Charles Sargeant.
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