A Little Spring from Down South

March in Vermont is cold, sometimes dreary, wet, snowy, and often muddy. For many of us, it is still considered “winter” as spring in south carolinaspring usually waits until last minute around here. The first spring bulbs of crocus, tulips, and daffodils not daring to show their face until sometime in April.

South Carolina during the month of March however, is a different story. Daffodils were sunning themselves and smiling brightly along walkways and in front yards. Paperwhites with their strong fragrance almost made me dizzy as we walked along curved paths at Brookgreen Gardens. Trees with pink and white buds just turning into full flowers graced us with their presences at the Battery in Charleston.

Cruel as it is to be showing my Northern readers these pictures, I hope that it instead brightens your day and lets you dream of the spring that is (hopefully) right around the corner!

Daffodils

Daffodils at Brookgreen Gardens

Paperwhites under a tree at Brookgreen Gardens

Paperwhites under a tree at Brookgreen Gardens

Tree with Spanish moss

Tree with Spanish moss

Even the lizards were out enjoying the sunshine!

Even the lizards were out enjoying the sunshine!

Trees budding in Charleston

Trees budding in Charleston

More flowers blooming at Brookgreen Gardens

More flowers blooming at Brookgreen Gardens

fruit tree

Yes, I snooped in backyards while in Charleston and saw this citrus tree with fruit on it! It did get cold that day so it was covered, but you can see them!

swiss chard

All my gardening friends will love this, at Brookgreen Gardens, they use colored Swiss Chard as a border plant along the path as it stands up to heat and looks pretty!

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3 responses to “A Little Spring from Down South”

  1. Judy@grandparentsplus2 says :

    Glad you had a nice trip. I love the idea of using the chard as border because you can eat it.

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