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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Alexandria's Spring Blooms a Few Weeks Before Central PA
Yesterday was the Alexandria Home & Garden Tour and the blossoming trees were in full bloom. Alexandria is about 2 hours south of home, so I feel like I was treated to a sneak peak of Spring a few weeks ahead of Central PA's schedule. I learned a few more plants myself...have now fallen in love with Camellia's and Quince. Here are a few pics for those in Zone 5 that will hopefully tide you over until the end of April. Although we were not permitted to take photos of the private homes and gardens, we did stop at Green Spring Garden in Fairfax, VA enroute. See my previous post of the Nature Lady made of tree bark, magnolia leaves, pinecones and Spanish moss from the same garden. Enjoy!
A gorgeous, 7 ft Camellia - a Zone 6 plant that I sure wish grew in PA
Quince - first time I have ever seen this beautiful shrub and am already in love with it. What an incredibly beautiful salmon color