This is the second season for my new "blue lawn " ( vinca ) seen below on the right. The Korean Azalea has produced its lovely bell-shaped lilac flowers, the creeping phlox looks lovely and the wisteria is about to break bud. Airy Brunnera's beautiful blue flowers nod above its silver leaves. And last but not least, the golden leaves of ' autumn moon' maple have finally emerged fromt their long winter's sleep. And that's just in the front yard.
Meanwhile, out back, blooms are breaking out all over.
'Olga Mezzit ' rhodo is in full flower as are tulips and daffodils. Fragrant Daphne 'Carol Mackie' perfumes the air and the Asian pear has lovely blossoms. The heatwave caused my gorgeous Magnolia and Koreanspice Viburnum to fade like Scarlett O'Hare in the Georgia sunshine. My herb and vegetable garden grew several inches during the warmth.
The heat has been replaced by below normal temperatures in the mid-40's and is expected to last for several days.
To see what's blooming across America visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens .
Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved