Spring is here

Pink AzaleasI’ve been down here on the Gulf Coast now for about 8 years now. While I don’t care for the oppressive humidity in summer or hurricanes, I do like the fact that when I get the Feb-March gardening jitters and break out the seed catalogs, I know spring really is right around the corner. The unfortunate thing is it makes it very hard to be in the studio because you just know that if you don’t get out there asap, the weeds will take over and you never seem to catch up.

Our area is considered ‘sub-tropical’ which means we can grow certain varieties of citrus that will tolerate mild winter freezes including Meyers lemons and satsumas, as well as other plants too that could only be grown as houseplants or annuals further north. Here are just a few examples of what we have growing: a spineless yucca, a philodendron, and a loquat.

Spineless Yucca

Philodendron

Loquat tree


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4 Responses to “Spring is here”

  • susanNo Gravatar Says:

    Arrgh! You’re making me jealous. I used to live in Georgia, and while it wasn’t sub-tropical you could count on a nice, long growing season. Now I live in Maine and Nova Scotia, and while I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty of northern winters, I miss really fresh local fruits and veggies.

    (BTW, I love your work!)

  • annewebbNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Susan :)

    Well I am equally jealous. Its hard to beat summers and especially fall in Canada and New England. Growing up in Montreal, I have very fond memories of New England and the maritimes. You live in two places that are near and dear to my heart. ..where the ocean smells like it is supposed to.

  • SamanthaNo Gravatar Says:

    Well, I have taken quite a close look on your website and I must say that I find it extraordinarily interesting.

  • cynthiaNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow – it really is spring in the south! Gorgeous photos – and so lush compared to Colorado.

    I love that you added your photo to your about page!

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