Saturday, April 13, 2013
Springtime in Wonderland
Heavy spring rains have swollen the creeks and turned them a bit muddy at the moment, but the native azaleas (not really native, more like naturalized) don't seem to mind a bit. Their ethereal pink clouds illuminate the edges of forest and stream this time of year.
And their lovely sisters, the dogwoods are beginning to open their bright eyes to the springtime sun. It's beginning to look like a springtime fairy ball around here. I imagine them frolicking about like newborn fawns this time of year.
The picnic area overlooking the falls.
Though it is beautiful just as it is, it has been my dream since we moved here to have a Japanese inspired garden in this area. I wouldn't want to make any dramatic changes - just add some plantings of irises and azaleas and maybe a weeping cherry by the waterfall. I read an article in a local gardening magazine a few weeks ago that said our climate here is similar to that of Tokyo and that is why so many plants that are originally from Japan grow well in our region. I suppose that is why we have so many Japanese style public gardens in this area. We recently visited one, and I have photos to share, but that will have to wait until next time :)
Happy weekend, friends!