6 04, 2012

Spring Continues to Dazzle

2012-04-06T09:44:45+00:00

As in all gardens, each Spring day brings something new.  Here at Woodland Cottage, we are passing from early to mid-Spring.  Soon, we'll be in what I like to call "full Spring"--when the Azaleas and Dogwoods are really kicking.  It occurs usually when the mid-season Azaleas come into bloom.  That will be soon. We landscape designers have been hopping double-time this Spring!  I haven't had much time to sit [...]

Spring Continues to Dazzle 2012-04-06T09:44:45+00:00
17 03, 2012

Kinda Pretty Here in Arlington Right Now

2012-03-17T17:53:29+00:00

Beautiful week one is now running into beautiful week two here at Woodland Cottage.  It's astounding.  I'll let the pics speak. The Loropetalum has never been more floriferous... Heavenly scent...

Kinda Pretty Here in Arlington Right Now 2012-03-17T17:53:29+00:00
28 01, 2012

It’s a Japonica Kind of Day

2012-02-18T23:34:39+00:00

Japonica.  Camellia.  Some say it like this:  Kuh-MAYL-yuh.  Here in the South, "Japonica" is a catch-all term for so many plants:  Winter/Spring-blooming Camellias, Pieris...any plant whose species name is japonica is fair game down here.  Whatever you call them, they're all the same and they're all Camellias. I just took a turn around my woodland garden, and the early Camellia japonicas are blooming away.  Of the varieties I have, [...]

It’s a Japonica Kind of Day 2012-02-18T23:34:39+00:00
12 10, 2011

It’s the Beginning of Camellia Time

2012-01-23T15:06:28+00:00

I love Camellias.  I'd be happy if my entire yard was full of them.  But then, of course, there would be nothing in bloom from June to October.  Still, they give a lot of bang for the buck.  They are green the year 'round.  The flowers are the size of Rose blooms, single and double.  And they come in many shades of red, pink and white. Here in the [...]

It’s the Beginning of Camellia Time 2012-01-23T15:06:28+00:00
10 04, 2011

Appearances Ain’t Everything

2012-01-23T15:08:20+00:00

It sure looks like Spring out there--if you're looking at the plants, that is.  The weather is still cloudy, damp and cold here in the DC area.  But tomorrow may be sunny and in the mid-80s, so I'll take it. Here are a couple of shots of my front garden, taken Thursday evening. Photos by the author.  If you copy, please link back.

Appearances Ain’t Everything 2012-01-23T15:08:20+00:00
1 04, 2010

Camellia Time!

2010-04-01T21:30:07+00:00

What a glorious, glorious day we had today here in Northern Virginia. Upper 70s, not a cloud in the sky. The camellias are popping into bloom and they are really stunning this year...just full of flowers. Granted, a lot of the branches are hanging down as a result of the heavy snows this winter, but I will do some pruning after they finish blooming. Spring-blooming Camellias, Camellia [...]

Camellia Time! 2010-04-01T21:30:07+00:00