Wednesday, February 24

Garden Pic Wednesday: Spring Has Sprung!

The tree-cutters came this week and took down the cedar tree in the front yard. I was able to save a inch thick disc of trunk I thought I'd dry and do something with. It's about 6 inches in diameter.
Just waiting for the stump-grinder yet to polish off what's left, then we'll be able to plant the Holly tree.

I've got Cubed Steak cooking in the Slow Cooker right now that is smelling delicous! It was a Pinterest recipe I featured in Good Eating.
(The links will take you to previous blog posts featuring the Holly & the Slow Cooker Cube Steak recipe!)

Today's Garden Pics are signs of Spring here in northern Florida: 
Summer Snowflakes are the cutest things!
They're a relative of Snow Drops and both are members of the Amaryllis family.



This patch of Daffodils in my front bed faithfully blooms first and earliest of all my yellow Daffodils!



What a patch of Easter Lilies looks like before it blooms.
Classed as a "naturalizer," one Easter Lily bulb will become dozens. Their association with Easter comes from the Sermon of the Mount in the Gospels, where Jesus referred to, "the lilies of the field." 


We can thank a World War I soldier who brought back a suitcase of these white hybrid trumpet lily bulbs to Oregon in 1919, which proved the perfect climate for them and launched a hugely successful Easter Lily business here in the U.S. Prior to that, the beautiful flower had to be imported from Japan or Bermuda.
The bulb breed you see so in Spring in every grocery & garden shop is called, "Nellie White."
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That's it for today! Stop back for Mama Kat tomorrow!



1 comment:

Diana Davis said...

did you and Dave have any problems with the recent bad weather? I hear a parts of Pensacola got hammered. I know you far enough away but still, weather like that isn't isolated. Prayers, sweet friend.

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