A nearly native plant habitat garden located in northeast Georgia in eco-region 231 (Southeast Mixed Forest Province) zone 7b on 10 acres of meadow and forest habitat. I’m Karin, gardener, photographer and writer. I hope you enjoy a little taste of Georgia and will come back and visit often. xo!
It has been raining here for days. And not just showers but heavy downpours. As my English dad use to say "it is raining cats and dogs"! I'm not sure where that saying originated from but it is used regularly in my home. The reservoirs are all full now which is a rarity here in Georgia. The plants are also enjoying the spring rains. As a result, I expect to see masses of blooms in April.
For a short time today it stopped pouring so I took the opportunity to take a walk through the garden. This is what was awaiting me...
The variegated Euphorbia was covered in rain drops...leaves, stems and blooms. Most of the blooms were heavily weighed down from all the water.
The blooms on the knock out roses are just beginning to open.
The Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett') is ready for the hummers to arrive. They should be here any day now. I usually spot the first one sometime during the first week of April.
I bought this hanging basket of fuchsia just for the hummers and hung it back in the woodland garden where there is dappled sunlight. They enjoyed them so much last year I thought I would treat them again to the pink and purple eardrop shaped flowers.
The encore azaleas have a few blooms but should be in full force in the next week or so.
This little spider (Can you see him in there?) was trying to take refuge in this sedum. I am not sure how well that is going to work out for him with all that water in there. Poor little fellow.
The blooms on the Coral Bark Maple are covered in water droplets and looking so pretty dangling amongst the leaves. Tomorrow calls for clearing skies in the afternoon. It will be nice to catch a glimpse of sunshine. We haven't seen him in a while.