I was away for three days. I came home to a different garden.
The change is a tribute to the power of sunshine and rain.
The azaleas started blooming.
The Lily of the Valley is reaching up and budding.
The Solomon’s Seal is ringing its bells.
Ascot Rainbow Spurge lifted its blooms.
My ‘Expensive Stick’ turned into a tree.
The best surprise was the ‘Juddii ‘Viburnum blooms.
I wish I could share the scent of these lovely flowers.
My garden was busy while I was away.
Don’t blink or you will miss something. It’s spring in the south.
I had to go outside today despite the cold and rain.
I have been pacing like a trapped animal in the house.
I was happy to see this colorful spurge, Euphorbia x martini.
‘Ascot Rainbow’ is its variety name.
The raindrops added a nice touch of sparkle.
Thank goodness for some color on a dreary day.
This is a new spurge for me.
Euphorbia x martinii / Ascot Rainbow /Martin’s spurge
It is a dwarf evergreen that is drought tolerant and deer resistant.
Win, win, win.
It is toxic, so it will not be anywhere near the bunny yard.
It caught my eye due to its lovely variegated leaves and shape.
It definitely stands out among other plants.
Luckily, I planted it in a newly-created feature spot near the entrance.
Wow is it showing off now. Yes, now, when everything else is wilting and brown.
The lovely leaves are blushing pink.
It is truly a bright spot.
I look forward to seeing its flowers in the spring, but I can’t imagine it being any prettier than it is right now.