How optimistic are you?

Our last approximate frost date is in two days, and somehow I've restrained myself to only planting up a couple containers of annuals. I've really not that patient, just busy. Teaching is the perfect gardener's dayjob; by the time you're done grading final exams, the watering, weeding, and planting take over.


Mystery Tree

I'm slowly learning my Southern trees. Can you believe I'd never seen a crape myrtle before I moved here 5 years ago? Anyway, this tree with the pink pom-pom flowers is still a mystery to me. The leaves are simple and not distinctive. Any ideas?


Happy Spring!

These flowers got nipped by the frost last weekend, but they were beautiful while they lasted. I'm looking forward to starting on planting up some containers of annuals this weekend!