The weather has warmed so rapidly in the past few weeks. Typically our last hard frost is the s ind week is match with light as late as the first week of April.
Japanese winter flowering apricots are blooming. (Prunus mume ‘Peggy Clarke”) with its spicy fragrance
Daffodils are emerging!
And witch hazel Jelena has been blooming for weeks! (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena‘)
And a visit to Sarah O Duke Gardens
Time to plan the veggie garden!!!
The was a first light frost down to about 29f last week but many Fall bloomers are still in bloom….
The basjoo banana have a little bit of frost damage on the upper leaves
And eastern red maples are very colorful
And more maples
And I traveled to the coast of North Carolina over Thanksgiving and enjoyed the warm weather … and the various palms ..
A California fan palm (Washingtonia)
The Atlantic Ocean
Instead of a traditional thanksgiving dinner we had an oyster roast!