First Views March

Invariably, I forget about first views.  This month is the beginning of what will soon be Spring. Bright greens of Boxwood contrast with reds and pinks of Camellias and Azaleas here.

Freezes and rain are cruel to Camellia blooms.
Fallen petals from disagreeble weather form a carpet under Camellias.
I am thinking of limbing up the big Camellis into small trees, better proportion.
Azaleas are opening despite cold nights. They have not yet reached the peak of bloom.

Unusual, that Azaleas are opening early while Dogwood buds remain tightly closed. Maybe they’re waiting until this little cold spell with freezes at night and chill winds are over.

 This is the front side of the line of Azaleas shown in the two pics just above.

Hyacinths are past their prime, Daffodils are just starting despite a few early blooms.  I looked back at 2012. Daffodils are behind; Azaleas are ahead of last year’s bloom. Every year is different.

First Views is a meme of Town Mouse, or is it Country Mouse? Anyway the linky isn’t up yet. Later.

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  1. oh how pretty it all looks – I can actual smell the air of early spring!! How lovely.

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