Febuary, is it spring already?

It has been warm and sunny last few weeks. Various deciduous trees like ornamental pear, tulip magnolia, purple leaf plum are blooming and it feels like spring is here.
Purple leaf plum is very nice one to plant in the garden as specimen tree. It starts blooming very early as you see and then leaves come out - beautiful dark purple color that stands out.

Purple leaf plum Krauter Vesuveus

Blooming ornamental pear (Pyrus kawakamii) is definitely looks spectacular, but it is very disease prone.

Ornamental pear

Mimosa’s Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) stunning display of yellow fuzzy flowers always makes me happy.

Silver wattle acacia

Look at this Tulip Magnolia flowers – magical

Tulip Magnolia flowers

Rosemary is definitely looking it’s best when blooming, sparkling blue flowers:

Blooming rosemary

Spring bulbs hyacinths and daffodils are blooming. Crocus came through the carper of blooming ornamental strawberry.

African daisy (Osteospermum) has been blooming for couple of weeks in my yard, not many blooms yet, but it will be spectacular soon, all covered with pale lavender flowers.

Osteospemum Serenity Bliss

Loropetalum is blooming it’s hart out. Look at the shape of the flowers - that’s why it is called fringe flower.

Loropetalum flowers

Manzanitas are all sprinkled with flowers.

Arctostaphylos densiflora Howard McMinn

Arctostaphylos densiflora Howard McMinn

 

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