Springtime in North Carolina

by Lucy Lee Jones on April 24, 2010

in FLOWERING PLANTS, GARDENING, North Carolina, Spring

Pilot Mountain, NC
Pilot Mountain, NC

 

A couple weeks ago, I showed the spring flowers at my daughter’s home in Boise. Since then, different friends have sent me pictures of the spring blossoms in various parts of the country. Last week we were in Arizona.

This week we are visiting North Carolina. These photos were taken by my friend, Sonia Martinez, while visiting her family there. Please check out her food blog, and while you’re there, let her know how much you enjoyed her pictures!

I have lived in the South, and I forgot how many plants we had there that I don’t have in my Hawai`ian garden. It seems like eons since I saw something like dandelion puffs!

 

Of course, tulips are beautiful everywhere.

 

Wisteria is one of my favorites. I wonder if it would grow here? It has such a Southern and old-fashioned feel to it.

 

Violas, wild violets and other wild flowers are sweet and romantic.

 

Beautiful fields of phlox, with fairy lilies tucked in out of the way places.

 

Another tree I haven’t seen in years is the dogwood. Such simple yet elegant beauty!

 

And then there are two of the most colorful shrubs that herald the end of winter – azaleas and forsythia.

 

What a treat to be taken back to a glimpse of spring in the South.

Thank you, Sonia!

A hui hou!

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1 Sonia (foodiesleuth) April 24, 2010 at 9:42 am

Mahalo for sharing my photos of Spring in NC….I too miss the glorious riot of color that seems to erupt overnight when spring finally arrives in the South….

Even though I love our tropical flowers, I enjoyed visiting the mainland during the last of winter and early spring for 4 years in a row! …..and yes, I love seeing dandelions mixed in the lawn and the blooms and green leaves are edible!

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