(HannahsHand- Summerville Gift/Etsy)
Today was the day that the sense of smell came alive in the garden…the gardenias are just about to bloom, the honeysuckle out front is so olfactorily scrumptious you want to eat it, the magnolia is almost in bloom and what an aroma it will produce, and the confederate jasmine knocks me over when I sit on the bench in the evenings.
I, also, realized, however that all my “Confederate” plants were getting ready to make a “Pickett’s Charge”… especially the confederate jasmine on the two white “picket” fences! 🙂 The jasmine has climbed off this one picket fence onto a hanging basket stand and resembles a camel or llama to me????
All the historical plants one associates with the deep south are pacing themselves for May Day I think…just days away from blooms. Here are some of the traditional state and low country plants in my garden.
The Confederate Rose has taken off again…growing like kudzu.
The long leaf hydrangea had a “baby” this year…too cute!
The day lilies are poised and ready…several buds will probably pop tomorrow but the pretty yellow one won the race by arriving yesterday…*I found one that I want to order called “Charleston Charmer” …a must for the garden. (picture on the right)
Picking up sticks and limbs is made more do-able because my honeysuckle bush is right by the end of my driveway where I plop the branches, sticks, and pine cones for pick-up each week. (I broke a southern honeysuckle bloom off and brought inside by my computer…it smells SO good as I type!)
So until tomorrow…Isn’t it wonderful that no matter where we live in this beautiful world we all enjoy the flora and foliage indigenous to our habitats and proudly watch them grow year after year becoming a tradition in our family…and even a member of it! 🙂
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Anne and I met for lunch yesterday and reminisced about Notre Dame and the tragedy of the recent fire…remembering our climb up to the Bell Tower and all the interesting rooms and gargoyles along the way…hoping that none of them were ruined…especially the little elephant.