One of the nice things about living in Virginia is that Spring comes earlier than New Jersey.
So here we are in March, and already I am seeing color. Masses of Daffodils dot my landscape. Daffodils are great since they multiply.....and they are deer resistant too. Purple flowers are showing on my Vinca. Ok, these are rather quiet, but even so, nice to look at, especially when close to the house.
As I drive around, I see the Flowering Pear trees doing their thing with clouds of white flowers. I know some Pear trees have gotten a bad wrap lately, but I still love them. They are one of the first trees to bloom in the Spring and one of the last to show their beautiful Fall color.
The big old Eastern Redbud in my yard is just starting to show some color. This is an interesting tree, since all the pink flowers (lots and lots and lots of small ones) cover the branches before any of the leaves come out.
I'm sure there is more out there right now, but I am happy with the little bit I have. But of course, with the warm weather near.....I will be itching for more landscape color.
When the awards were given out at Rutgers University for our graduating class in Landscape Architecture, I received "The Gerturde Jekyll Award" for having color and flowers in every single one of my landscape design drawings. Comical.
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