Sunday, April 11, 2010
Today's Flowers: Blooms at the NC Botanical Garden and Blooms at My House
I thought I'd start with a few shots from the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.
I enjoyed seeing some of the areas in bloom at the garden and also the new shoots emerging which are a ways off from blooming.
I will have to go back in a few months when there is more in bloom but I enjoyed the spring blossoms.
There is a lot blooming at my house. My overgrown azaleas seemed to bloom almost overnight.
The big azaleas on either side of my driveway are so big I may have to cut them back a bit so I can get into the driveway.
I like to let the azaleas grow naturally as opposed to hard pruning.
One of my varieties of tulips has pretty much stopped emerging in the spring but I was glad to see this solitary white one with the purple tinge came up.
I used to have a whole area filled with that tulip variety. The money plant is starting to fill in where the tulips stopped coming up.
I also have quite a few iris in bloom and many more to come later.
Another variety of azaleas is beginning to bloom earlier than normal as this is usually a late one.
I need to cut it back as soon as the birds nesting in the bush leave because it's beginning to block my windows.
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