It doesn't look like spring here now, after a week of hard freezes. The Asian species that flower early (Magnolia, Prunus, Forsythia, etc.) are toast, browned with temperatures near the 20°s for three days.
The sassafras are right on target with last year's flowering! Delayed slightly.
But spring is coming for sure. And it's welcome. The native red buckeye (from the Coastal Plain) and bottlebrush buckeye (from the Piedmont) have emerging leaves, and with the warmth to come this week, I'm sure our sassafras trees will be in flower, and the rest of the canopy forest won't be far behind in unfurling their leaves.
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Home garden design references
Creating a landscape that you'll love
Creating a landscape you'll love...
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Creating a Native Woodland Garden
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About this blog
Our gardens (now solely in the mountains of NC) have been increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, puts his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.