It’s Beginning to Look Like Spring

I found it surprising that Spring seems to be on the way.  Maybe it is because I have not done my Fall clean-up.  The first two photos are two different salivias that are holding on to old growth while the new stems are already quite tall.  The other photo is rosettes of the cardinal flower well under way.

It has been an unusually warm winter and the cannas, gingers and drimiopsis seems to be coming up too early.

The native onion grass is popping up in the leaves along with corocosmia and snowflakes.

Even the Rose of Sharon seems to have had a short rest.  As always, there is good and bad with all this growth.  The good part is looking forward to a wonderful early blooming spring, but winter is not over and a hard freeze will knock all this new growth back to start over again.

12 Comments on “It’s Beginning to Look Like Spring”

  1. Beautiful photographs 🌿

  2. Tina says:

    Nice shots, I’m seeing some spring too, but I’m still hoping for a hard freeze. We have enough warm weather, I don’t mind some cold.

  3. shoreacres says:

    I love this — there are so many here that I don’t know, and it’s going to be fun to see them as they develop (once winter’s really behind us, of course). Speaking of cannas, the native yellow canna I found in Nacogdoches isn’t as rare as I thought. I found it in the wild, and as soon as I can sort through about a hundred photos to find some decent ones, I’ll show it.

  4. Deb says:

    Hope it doesn’t freeze to hard for you,and set back all the lovely fresh green.

  5. tonytomeo says:

    Hey, you have cannas too! When I wrote about the common hybrids, readers commented about how they must be dug for winter in their regions. I commented that I saw them growing wild in Oklahoma, without getting dug in winter. It was really weird. I asked about them, and no one seemed to find it odd that they survived through winter there. I would guess that some are not so tolerant to frost, but that those that I saw obviously were.

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