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April 3, 2014

In the Moments

     Spring is not so much a season, but a sequence of moments. Last week's buds are this week's blooms and next week's fallen blossoms. This year the winter that did not want to leave pushed many early blooms later into spring, and it seems like everything is happening all at once. Blink and you might miss it.

Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' (5)

Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' (1)

Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' (2)

Magnolia 'Susan' (1)

Magnolia x 'Heaven Scent' (2)

Magnolia 'Spectrum' (1)

Statuary Vista (2)

Statuary Vista (1)

Erythronium americanum

Trillium pusillium var. pusillium

Baker Hall  (3)

Baker Hall  (1)

(All of the pictures in this post were taken last Sunday at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.)

     To my fellow bloggers, I apologize for not visiting lately, but I've been tied up trying to prepare for several classes I've never taught before, writing overdue articles, and becoming reacquainted with my own garden. I'll try to make the rounds this weekend, unless of course the weather's nice.

14 comments:

  1. You've convinced me I must visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden! It's incredibly beautiful. It sounds like your spring this year is similar to how ours always happens--like a time-lapse, quick-reel movie. Except ours starts in mid-April, and this year might happen a little later. Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos!

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    1. Normally Beth, our spring starts in late Feb. and stretches out through May, this year not so much.

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  2. This was so lovely and such a beautiful post with amazing photographs. Happy spring!

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    1. Happy spring to you too, Lee!

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  3. What a beautiful place. Such large and gorgeous cherry and magnolia specimens. I love the wild flowers too.

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    1. Sweetbay, those cherries are like a circus tent.

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  4. Lovely Les.

    Still cold here. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice but, I'll believe it when I see it.

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    1. Sybil, after a few tomorrows, maybe things will warm for you.

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  5. Love your pictures. I will get to the NBG before the end of the month!!!

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    1. Vikki, get there soon. The azaleas are just starting to open.

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  6. Spring has sprung. There is no going back now.The color combo with the yellow Hyacinth is grand. What classes are you teaching?

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    1. That hyacinth is Gypsy Princess, and I was leery about the color at first, but it plays very well with the pansies. Last week I taught a 3 hour basic shrub and tree ID class to a group of Master Gardeners. Thursday i am teaching Southeastern Native Perennials at the Garden.

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