I think Spring has finally arrived in the foothills of North Carolina. Here in Conover we have been experiencing beautiful Spring days. There has been quite a few rainy days but I always treasure the rainy days in Spring because I know in late July and August I am usually praying for rain. Today I am sharing with you the flowers blooming in my yard at the moment and giving you a glimpse of Spring time in North Carolina.
The lilac bushes below were here when we bought this house almost nine years ago. I love them and the fragrance is wonderful. The purple iris were some that have been transplanted twice from my Mother’s yard.
The Iris below is in my front yard and you can see the trunk of my crepe myrtle tree on the left. My sedum and daylillies are in the background.
Azaleas are so pretty and grow so well in the South. This one was already established in our yard when we purchased the house.
Over the past few years I have begun to love different colors of foliage and the Japanese Maple is one of my favorites. Below I am sharing a few pictures of the Japanese Maples in our neighborhood. The one growing in our yard was given to Mr. D as a Father’s Day gift almost nine years ago and it has really grown beautifully.
I don’t plant many annuals in my yard anymore but I plant them in containers and they are portable and can be used anywhere in my flower beds. I visited the garden center at our local Home Depot yesterday and I will share my potted plantings when I finish.
Happy Spring and thanks for stopping by.