Happy Earth Day! Spring is in bloom here in North Carolina! The azaleas were perfectly in sync and timed to bloom with Easter’s arrival this year. . . I love it when it works out that way!
I’m always amazed at how quickly the azaleas go from bud to bloom. . .don’t go out-of-town for a week, you’ll miss it!
Plants are the foundation for a healthy and happy Earth.
They provide nutrition, release oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, regulate water cycles, provide habitat for wildlife, all while providing beauty.
Of course if you’re a gardener, every day is Earth Day!
Sunday was a picture perfect spring day here at the lake after a couple of days of severe thunderstorms and tornadic weather moving through.
The viburnums have been blooming for about a month now. Doublefile Viburnum is as wide as it is tall.
It’s a fast-growing, low maintenance shrub for your garden. There are more than 150 species of viburnum growing in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 to 9, so chances are there’s a viburnum for you! We’re in zone 7b here at the lake. You can find your hardiness zone by zipcode, HERE.
Snowball Viburnum has been beautiful this spring.
With the storms that blew through on Friday, fluffy snowballs were reduced to a blanket of snow petals. . .
Bridal Wreath Spirea has an old-fashioned appeal and graceful arching branches.
I love the pretty blooms that lend a cottage garden feeling.
Here’s a fun Earth Day fact:
Over this course of a year, a mature tree will absorb 48 lbs. of carbon dioxide and in exchange, will replenish the atmosphere with enough oxygen to support two human beings.
I saw this quote last year on Earth Day that will make you think and should set our priorities straight:
Imagine if trees gave off WiFi signals. . .We would be planting so many trees we’d probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.
Lady Banks Rose is blooming. . .
I was afraid it was frost-nipped in early April and there wouldn’t be any blooms this year. . .
I was happy to see the profusion of mini yellow roses.
I’ll leave with a favorite spring quote. . .
“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.”
— Terri Guillemets
Find more information about Fast Growing and Low Maintenance White Spring Blooms for your garden, HERE.
Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful spring blooms and weather where you are!