Daily Archives: March 22, 2013

Camellia

P1030041I knew I would enjoy watching the yard at the new house this spring and summer. And I am. One of the first flowers to bloom is this Camellia and it’s beautiful.

We’ve had a lot of rain but the flowers haven’t been affected much from it. Years ago, when we were newly married and had just purchased our first home Jack planted a number of camellia bushes. He alternated between white and red. The white ones had a lot of brown spots from the rain and I didn’t like them. Since then we’ve never had a camellia and I wouldn’t have planted this one but I’m so glad it’s here and so hardy.

I need to start thinking about what I’m going to put in the raised beds. Maybe a tomato and cucumber plant. Not sure yet. P1030043

Rue isn’t an outside girl preferring to stay where she can easily hide if she deems it necessary. But today when I took these pictures she poked her nose and front feet out the door. This will be a safe yard for her, now to convince her of that.

And Springs officially here. ☺ ☺ ☺