Every morning as I sip my glass of warm water with Bragg’s apple cider vinegar and cinnamon, I indulge myself by reading blogs. In case you are interested it is a tonic I learned about from Howard Garrett also know as the “Dirt Doctor”, he said he hadn’t had a cold in all the years he has been drinking it. I have been doing it for 2 years and viola’ no colds!
I love sitting here seeing flowers in my feed, learning about gardening and seeing what is going on in other parts of the world via bloggers! Not all the blogs are garden blogs. For me this is the best way to get the news, more real, more personal, often uplifting and very informative and some time tragic as they speak on environmental issues and thing that you would miss on the T.V. news or online new services.
I have heard first hand about the cold winters across the U.S., Canada and in U.K. and Europe. I can relate because we actually had a cold winter too, but I am in Houston Zone 9a. I am sure most, from the rest of the country, would have found it quite mild. Many plants in Houston didn’t. Most will coming back and May will be lovely. The cold did spur on the roses and azaleas and they have been gorgeous this spring. We also got a lot of rain and all report are that our drought is nearly over.
On to flowers in my garden!
We have had blooms since the daffodils came up in February. The snow drops have come and gone. The roses and azaleas were blooming by the 1st of spring. Now it is the Louisiana Irises turn. I truly treasure their stately stalks and lovely ruffled blooms.
Here is a tour from photo’s I took yesterday and this morning! I will start with one of my favorite roses The Veilchenblau rose. I bought it at least 10 years ago after I put up a wrought iron fence to surround my front garden. I had the idea to do a garden where the flowers were all in shades of red, white and blue to go with my pale blue-gray house, with its cream and burgundy trim. This year I have added Mexican Mint marigold and climbing nasturtiums, along with a hedge of citrus trees. More about all that another day.
The birds have been adding to the garden too and I don’t have the heart to pull them out even if they are not part of the plan : )
The Madam Plantier rose that grows like a weed across my entrance arbor. She heralds in spring each year and her scent is so lovely and subtle as you pass through the gate.
“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.” The Songs of Solomon 2:11-13
Visit May Dreams Gardens to see what’s blooming in other gardens around the world on this date.