Grandmother Bessie would call the drop in temps and cold winds "Dogwood Winter."
The dogwoods are glorious this year. Drive in any direction and the dogwoods are blooming.
I planted these flowers last fall. During our cold winter they turned brown and looked dead. A few warm days and bright sunlight have brought them back to life.
Miss Nellie Moser clematis will soon be blooming
along with her companion friend, The Fairy rose.
The peonies will be blooming
Daylilies will be blooming and the bird bath will need a good bath.
Miss Knock Out Rose
and Miss Red Japanese Maple are in competition for "she whose foliage most looks like red velvet cake."
Time in the garden--just what I need to cure those winter blues and ailments.