Saturday, March 26, 2016

Loropetalum Madness!!

Here in North Macon landscapers have made extensive use of the pink-flowering form of the Chinese fringe flower, Loropetalum chinense.  When conditions are ideal in the spring, the results can be spectacular.

It's also cherry blossom time here in Macon, and while the trees aren't as knock-down-gorgeous as they've been in prior years, (due to the crazy weather recently, I assume), they're still a pretty sight.

The wisteria are in full bloom now too.  I've never understood why the wisteria aren't as appreciated as the cherry trees, unless they aren't actually wisteria at all, but rather the blooming of that dreaded vine that threatens to blanket the south, the crazy kudzu.

Although the growth of the vines in these pics is certainly aggressive, it isn't aggressive enough for me to believe that it is kudzu, (which is INSANELY INVASIVE!).  So I'm going to stick with my initial "wisteria" prognosis.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Mar/2016 - Part 3

The last group of pics from our recent trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


A Purple "Don't Touch Me!" Plant


There is a whole (relatively) new section to the garden, which is a series of meandering woodland trails with a really cool overlook bridge.

Old Grump loves daffodils!

Tulip Madness!!

And MORE Tulip Madness!!
If you missed the other groups of pics, you can go back to Part 1 or Part2.