Everywhere it’s suddenly spring here in south Alabama – from the fresh infusion of the rich colors of daffodils, tulips, forsythia, and azaleas to the monochromatic whites and pale pinks of Bradford Pear and cherry trees, “all nature sings”! What a glorious weekend to celebrate the power of Christ’s resurrection this Easter season brings.
Japanese maple blooms have been spectacular this season.. I spotted this towering Star Magnolia a few weeks ago. These pictures simply do not do it justice. I did manage to introduce myself to the home’s owner, and I think I might just have “cutting rights” in the future! Lakewood Design Group is well known for their combinations of tulips and pansies each spring in both residential and commercial areas. I look forward to their stunning spring displays of color each spring.
Shown below are images from the garden of Marie Stone, a Master Gardener in every respect!
Rejoice in the flowers of the season . . .
If only Spirea (Bridal Wreath) bloomed all year long! The Japanese Snowball, one of my Mother’s favorites as well as mine, is blooming early this year – just in time for Easter! The delicate clusters of blooms are truly heavenly! She also referred to this tree as a Chinese Vibernum.
Create simple, yet gorgeous arrangements in your home for the spring and Easter season using fresh blooms of the season that nature has so perfectly provided.. Cathy Denney created this stunning arrangement using Japanese Magnolia for a recent party at her home.
“Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest”.
Wishing you the blessings of the Lord and the joy of Palm Sunday!