The first thing to bloom in the garden this year were the Hellebores.   This was my first year growing them and arrival was so exciting, finally something blooming in the garden again.  Our peach trees also bloomed early this year.  Scattering their pink petals all over the ground like pink snow. Next up are the

April in North Carolina is really when the flower season begins.  All of the cool flowers (hardy annuals) begin to bloom along with most of the bulbs and spring vines.  Its a riot of colors in the garden and a welcome excuse to finally be outside. Fillers for April: Bachelor Buttons Orlaya Love in a

Spring has to be one of the most anticipated seasons for a gardener.  Finally getting to get back outside with the flowers tending and growing things.  Most of the spring flower began opening up in mid-March and April this year with most of the tulips opening in April. The  thrillers for April include: Tulips Narcissus

This year spring came very early in North Carolina.  We had a mild winter and it seemed like everything woke up earlier than usual. In March there are not as many fillers or spillers as in other months, as most of the greenery is waking back up and there are not a lot of supporting

I had been wanting to write a few posts this year that documented what flowers are growing locally here in which months in North Carolina.  I am going to seperate them in to a well-known classification of:  Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers.   Most commonly known as a way to fill containers in the garden, I think