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Celebrating Spring With Carla, Part 2

More signs of the season

clump of bright yellow daffodils

Today we’re back in Malvern, Pennsylvania, celebrating spring with frequent GPOD contributor Carla Zambelli Mudry.

small blue birdhouseA little birdhouse brings cheerful color all year long and will, no doubt, soon be home to a family of baby birds.

clump of bright yellow daffodilsA cheery clump of daffodils stands strong.

pots of plants in a greenhouseA peek inside Carla’s greenhouse reveals some plants that are a little too tender to go outside just yet, along with the first seeds planted of zinnias (Zinnia species and hybrids, annual) and sunflowers (Helianthus annuus, annual).

tray of seeds being started in the greenhouseAnother look in the greenhouse shows new herbs waiting to get planted out and seed trays waiting to germinate.

red flower buds on a shrubOutside, a camellia (Camellia japonica, Zones 7–10) is beginning to open a bright red flower. In zones where they are hardy, camellias are an essential part of the winter and spring garden.

plant buds in early springThe fat, fuzzy buds of a Magnolia wait for a little warm to push open into beautiful flowers. The deciduous magnolias are famous for their incredible early spring blooms, but they often pay for their precocious ways by being damaged by late frosts.

lilac budsThe buds of lilacs (Syringa vulgaris, Zones 3–8) push open, with delicate new leaves and the developing flower buds ready to burst into bloom and fill the garden with their fragrance.

light yellow daffodilIt is really impossible to have enough daffodils.


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    simplesue 04/13/2022

    Your Lilac bud photo has me getting super excited for that plants flower show!
    You have a nice little greenhouse, you're plants look like they are getting a great head start on spring in it!

  2. btucker9675 04/13/2022

    Here south of Charlotte, NC, my camellias are finished - they were lovely! Isn't walking the garden every day in Spring to see what's coming up the most wonderful thing?

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