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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Now and Then





Not too often do I wish to leave the comfort of our warm and toasty house but today decided to get outside and take a look see at what's happening in the yard.
Other than happy birds I discovered a few new shrubs budding.
At first got very worried, aware that come spring if my bulbs or trees flower too early...and then there is a freeze, it might mean trouble.
Was glad to hear however, this is normal for some garden plants, and it's a good thing !!



Red Tip, Photinia x fraseri
Now

Then





Camellia Japonica
Now

Then






Rhododendron (unknown)
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Then





PJM Rhododendron
Now

Then





Lonicera sempervirens
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Then





Waxed Privet
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Then





Lily Turf Liriope Muscari "big blue"
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Then





Finally got some SNOW !!
Just a dusting but still pretty to see.


13 comments:

  1. Hi Patsi, the snow is so pretty, to us who get very little of it anyway. I loved your then and nows!
    Frances

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  2. 'Now and then' are what hopes are built upon, dear Patsi ... a beautiful post to sustain our hopes and dreams.

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  3. Fantastic photos Patsi - thank you for sharing them with us. It makes me long for spring, although I did have a lovely day trimming back various overgrown bushes and shrubs on Sunday!

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  4. Hi Patsi, This is a great post, describing and showing your beautiful bushes and their blooms...I love them all, especially the Lonicera sempervirens -- that's unusual (at least to me). I also like your Camelia Japonica--a very pretty bloom:) I love looking at the contrasts of the garden in winter vs. summer. Thanks for sharing your yard;)

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  5. Frances,
    We always appreciate the snow here. Don't see it too often.
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    Joey,
    Winter dreaming of summer gardens...love the 4 seasons!
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    Ruth,
    Trimming the shrubs ? You are eager for spring !
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    Jan,
    Maybe I should show the contrast of other shrubs...nah, not so interesting.

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  6. Beautiful photos, Patsi! I love how you did the then and now.

    The snow looks so pretty!

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  7. Donna,
    Glad you enjoyed.
    Kinda tricky figuring out garden post in the WINTER !

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  8. Das sind Sommerträume im winterlichen Garten, schön anzusehen, was uns erwartet.

    LG Charlotte.

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  9. Charlotte,
    Nicht viel, zum im Winter zu tun schließen Sommerträume aus.


    Not much to do in winter except for our summer dreams.

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  10. You just got snow? I actually longed for snow this year, I was tired of seeing only browns and grays. Good day to get out today...I see your area will get into the 40's, too. Enjoyed your Now and Then photos.

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  11. Kim,
    In the last 4 years we get snow about twice a year. Except for some buds outside the wildlife is the only thing entertaining. ;(

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  12. Wow, that was some serious planning with the now and then photos! Well done! And fascinating!

    And the snow looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!

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  13. Genie,
    Glad you enjoyed.
    Since this is a garden blog...thought I'd throw some flowers in it. :)

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