Thursday, March 04, 2010

Spring Fever

Signs of spring are everywhere. While it's not as dreary here as it is farther north, this is the part of Florida that goes half-brown during the winter. 


One of the perks of living in Northern Florida is that I can grow violets. It's hard to imagine that anyone would regard them as weeds.


We have lots of different types of hollies here, and most are evergreen, but this one is deciduous.


The Royal Ferns are showing their fiddle-heads.


During mild winters the philodendrons stay green, and tolerate mild freezes, but this winter the cold was too persistent. This brave plant is taking a chance that we won't get another freeze before March 15th.

6 comments:

NellJean said...

It's always a thrill to find the first little signs, isn't it?

I bought 50 pounds of ryegrass seed and planted it late November so my winter world would be as green as springtime.

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Let me try again....I really like violets, too. I am starting to see more and more signs of spring. I would love to have green grass all winter. Have a good weekend! You are on my next post if you want to check it out...:)

Darla said...

Hi I am in Tallahassee..it's about time our weather warmed a little..looking forward to a great gardening weekend!!

Deborah said...

Yes, it is a thrill to see those first signs. I think it's been a long winter for all of us.

Thanks, Amy, for mentioning my site on your blog.

It's been a glorious gardening weekend.

Penny McCrea said...

How could anyone consider violets to be weeds? I used to find wild ones near where I lived in England. It was a springtime treat.