Well we don't have lilacs here in northern Florida, but the Chinaberry tree
is now in bloom
and let me tell you how sweet this large flower is to me!
Each little floret is like a little orchid bloom but the smell is sweet and almost fruity.
It is listed as an invasive species mostly because each of these berries left from the Fall,
will drop soon and they have a HIGH propagation rate--a grove can appear if you are not a careful gardener!
I love the shape of this tree and the open and airiness of its structure;
it is not leaving the yard in my lifetime!
Another tree that Bill has been nurturing is called the Orchid tree
It will grow to 30' even though it is now only 36"!
Not much in the way of aroma but the large flower sure is beautiful!
growing wild in the back of the property!
(Ella with a handful of Bay Lobelia)
To me the first day of Spring is the Vernal Equinox,
Imagine my angst when I read that not only is the vernal equinox today, so is Spring!
From the Farmer's Almanac:
Traditionally, we’ve celebrated the first day of spring on March 21, but astronomers and calendar manufacturers alike now say that the spring season starts one day earlier, March 20, in all time zones in North America.
When Is The First Day of Spring in 2019?
In 2019, we greet spring with the Vernal Equinox on Wednesday, March 20th, at 5:58 p.m. Eastern Time.
When is the First Day of Spring in 2020?
Believe it or not, we greet spring in 2020 on Thursday, March 19, 2020! Even earlier!
How could the first day of spring change from year to year?
There are a few reasons why seasonal dates can vary from year to year. The first is that a year is not an even number of days and neither are the seasons.
I am sticking to traditions and not going to be affected by any facts.
Happy last day of Winter.