Weekend Waterview: Spring Blooms

We’re enjoying some beautiful spring weather this weekend with temperatures in the 70s.

Our azaleas are starting to bloom. . .

I was worried that our late cold snap in March would nip those blooms in the bud. ;)

Trees are just starting to leaf out. . .

Our Chinese Snowball Viburnum is blooming with giant snowballs. . .

The only snowballs you want to see in April!

I was worried they wouldn’t survive our late freeze. I’m guessing the buds were protected with the warmer surface air temperatures by the water.

The hydrangea-like blooms start out green, changing over to cream and then white. It’s also ideal to enjoy as a cut flower.


Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful spring weather where you are!

Happy Sunday!

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  35 comments for “Weekend Waterview: Spring Blooms

  1. Sue
    April 2, 2017 at 9:07 am

    So stunning Mary! Thank you! We are just seeing the yellows here in IDA… Forysthia and Daffodils peeking out some. God Bless…

  2. Gayle Bowing
    April 2, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Looks so peaceful. What a lovely view of the lake in the spring.

  3. Sue
    April 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful Mary!!! We are in Myrtle Beach for the week with our grandsons. Hope to see some beauty here. Any suggestions? Have a great day!!

    • April 2, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Hi Sue! I haven’t been but I hear that Brookgreen Gardens is beautiful! It’s at Murrells Inlet and there is also a zoo that the kids might enjoy :)

  4. April 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

    So pretty!

  5. Marie in AZ
    April 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

    The most wonderful promise of Spring…those blooms are just gorgeous! You have lovely views, thanks for sharing.

  6. April 2, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Just starting to see the daffodils come up here in CT. No flowers yet. Yours are an inspiration that Spring is finally here.

  7. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    April 2, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Ok, I am totally drooling, these are all gorgeous views.

  8. April 2, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    That is gorgeous! What a view and the flowers are so lush! Where is Lake Norman?

  9. Chloe Garden
    April 2, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous flowers! I’m getting excited to see new Easter pictures of the pups!!!

  10. Carolyn
    April 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Mary, your beautiful spring blooms are the payback for all the many hours you spend in your garden. So pretty and peaceful by the Lake!

  11. Gail
    April 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Help, please. I have mix results when I clip my snowballs to put into vases. Sometimes they fully wilt within a few hours. Please, advise what I should be doing to keep them pretty for several days. Thanks

    • April 2, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Hi Gail, I put my cut viburnum blooms in a bucket of water with some floral preservative (or lemon-lime soda added to the water) for several hours or overnight before I arrange them. You can find tips for conditioning cut flowers here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3588#b

  12. April 2, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Happy Sunday, Mary! This view is gorgeous. Our morning has been dark and rainy, but the sun is beginning to peek out now.

  13. April 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Oh my – beautiful! Seeing your snowball viburnum and azaleas in bloom is like getting a sneak preview of our neighborhood. Can’t wait to see how the hydrangeas do this year….fingers crossed for more than just a few blooms.

  14. April 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Your photos are just gorgeous! Our bushes are just now getting buds on them, so it might be a while before we get the big spring show of color you have there! So I’ll just have to gaze at yours for now!!!

  15. Janet
    April 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Beautiful!
    New to your blog!
    Can you tell me where you live!
    Gloomy in Chicago missing my
    Georgia spring of childhood!
    Many more weeks for us before
    Blooms!

    • April 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Hi Janet, I’m in North Carolina. I hope spring arrives for you sooner than expected :)

  16. Debbie
    April 2, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    New to your blog also. Where do you live? What a beautiful area and gorgeous Viburnum! Wonder if it would grow in my area. Gonna check… I’m in So. Ca.

  17. Melodie Strickland
    April 2, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing the peaceful scene by Lake Norman and all of the beautiful flowers. Our trees here in Virginia are getting leaves on them and luckily some of the daffodils survived a cold snap we had. Unfortunately all of the hyacinths that bloomed didn’t survive. At least I got to enjoy them as they were a legacy from my husband who planted them a couple of years ago. He was the gardener–I miss him very much. I’m sure he’s tending the gardens in heaven.

    • April 2, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Hi Melodie, Your hyacinths should come back next year. We have three spirea shrubs that were covered with buds that were zapped by our late frost. I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed that Mother Nature isn’t so cruel next year. Thinking of you missing your gardener hubby. ♥

  18. April 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Mary, I see your Snowballs did survive the freeze, mine did also. My azaleas are not blooming yet, I think the frost got them! Happy Sunday!

  19. April 2, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Gorgeous pics Mary! While it’s not as warm here, it sure is nice to see some sunshine… Happy April:@)

  20. Janet O. Robinson
    April 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you Mary! for sharing your beautiful Spring Blossoms! We are in Maine and received 14 inches of snow yesterday!! The birds were as confused as we were on April Fools Day!

  21. April 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Beautiful Mary, I bet you are busy snipping away! Those snowballs are one of my favorites!

  22. April 2, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    This is just what I needed to see on this Spring evening. Our bulb plants are starting to appear, and I took your advice and went to Walmart and got the dollar ones and a pot of pansies for my bunny planter. Your snowball is GORGEOUS! We had another viburnum at the last house that smelled heavenly! I would always cut some for my bedside table. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had our dear granddaughter so all was well!!!!

  23. Cyndi Raines
    April 2, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    So very pretty Mary! We’ve had 2 wonderful sunny days hitting 60 and I’ve been putzing in the yard, just loving it! Starting to empty the garden shed, putting out the chairs for the fire pit, some garden statues, my porch swing. Oh, happy day! Happy Spring!!

  24. April 2, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    What welcoming photos of Springtime, Mary. The snowball with the azaleas offers such beautiful blossoms. Thank you for sharing your beautiful views.

  25. Ellen Stillabower
    April 3, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Gorgeous Snowball Bush!! Yes, those are the only snowballs we want to see in April but unfortunately our weather is calling for snow/mix mid week!! I hope my lilac bush survives…the buds got zapped last year bad I only had a few flowers..fingers crossed!!! 🌸🌸🌸🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

  26. Barbara Harilaou
    April 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Oh Mary your pictures are so beautiful and springy it’s raining here [Corfu Greece] and it will be raining through out the whole week…. I really enjoy everything you post. have a great day…..your snowball and azeleas are lovely.

  27. April 3, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Everything is beautiful! I love your spot where your andirondack chairs are amid the rocks and your dock. The rocks backed against the shore look great too.
    Your snowball is sublime.

  28. April 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    These are some beautiful photos!

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