Monday, March 28, 2011

Beauty Surrounds Us All
Macon, Georgia
2011 Cherry Blossom Blooms

 These blooms were on Coleman Hill in Macon on March 25, 2011

These blooms were in Central City Park, Macon, Georgia on March 26th.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Beauty Abounds
Middle Georgia

When we purchased our Home shown above we did not realize that we had an abundance of Dogwood Trees on the property.  Each year since 1992 we have enjoyed the beauty of these lovely flowers.  They usually are at their peak for the first weekend of April; however this year they are beautiful on the 22nd day of March. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beauty in Middle Georgia
Macon's Cherry Blossoms

Macon Georgia is preparing for the 29th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival which will run from 18 March through 28 March, 2011.

The beautiful Yoshino Cherry Trees are known for their lovely blooms.  They do not bear fruit.

The first Yoshino Tree Bloomed at this address many years ago.  The name of the tree was not known until the property owner was in Washington, D.C. on a business trip.  Mr. Fickling began propagating this plant and today there are over 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees in Macon, Georgia.
This series of pictures was taken on Monday, March 14th.  The trees shown here are on Ingleside Avenue.  Trees in other sections of Macon have yet to burst forth in full bloom.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lovely Blooms
in Middle Georgia

 This Morning as I walked out to retreive my morning newspaper I noted that this Japanese Magnolia was in bloom.  My research on the World Wide Web causes me to believe that this is a Mulan Magnolia.  Specifically it is known as a Magnolia lifiiflora.  They trace back to China and were then cultivated in Japan.   We in this Country acquired them from the Japanese.  Thus our name for them is Japanese Magnolia.  Of course there are various colors but I like these purple ones the best.

Also in bloom are the two Tinus Viburnum shrubs which adorn each side of our Garage.  These lovely plants which are very hardy here in Middle Georgia are Native to the Mediterranean Regions of our Earth.  The are a low maintenance shrub that responds well to severe pruning which will happen after the Spring bloom cycle.  They currently stand eight feet tall and need to be taken back a bit.