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Pink snow season is almost here


Azaleas were not a flower I grew up with; my mother preferred peonies—pronounced ‘pineys’. Nearly every garden had a row of zinnias and marigolds with peonies along the sides of the lawns.

In Augusta Georgia–called the Garden City–there were dozens of azaleas and dogwoods–all blooming the first or second week of April just in time for the Augusta Nationals. That golf course is as beautiful as you see on television; with everything controlled except the sun!.

Here in southeast Texas. we have a bit warmer weather due to the proximity of the coast. In February we had another cold snap—not nearly as dramatic as the one the previous year, but still it set back the blooms of the daffodils, snow-drops and the azaleas. A few buds have opened up especially on the lower branches making the bushes look rather spare.

However there are dozens of buds waiting to open.

And then we will once again have pink snow.

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