Easter White

“Easter White”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


When do you start wearing white shoes?  I know many now consider that wearing white all year is okay, but some traditionalist still hold to the no white after Labor Day rule.  But when do you start?  Here in the New Orleans area the starting date is Easter Sunday, not Memorial Day as the rest of the country does.  I do not know why we use that date, probably because of our warm temperatures since spring lasts only about two weeks before the heat comes on strong.  Anyway, the garden is sporting its white today.


Marie Dolors is showing off two big white blooms.




Lady Banks is also wearing her white with great aplomb.




The calla lilies are still blooming.  Their classic shape and color making them very elegant looking this Sunday.




The white amaryllis is still blooming, and with the Easter lily foliage behind them, they can almost pass for those lilies.  Unfortunately, Easter lilies that are planted in the ground do not bloom at Easter time, but they already have buds and should be showing soon.  The white Iceberg rose adds more of that color to the day, too.




The citrus, Satsuma, is still blooming and is adding not only its lovely white flowers but also its fragrance.  When you smell a citrus blossom, you know why orange blossoms were such popular flowers for brides.




Finally, Jasmine, is showing off her white flowers. 




So, the garden seems to be upholding our local tradition of sporting white for Easter.  I hope everyone, whether you wear white or not, has a very happy Easter.


  1. Janet said,

    April 12, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Good morning Jan, you sure have some beauties there, and fragrant ones to boot!! Happy Easter.

  2. Laura said,

    April 12, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful! It’s neat to see photos of flowers outside that we can only grow as annuals or houseplants here!

  3. Patsi said,

    April 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    What a joyful garden!
    Happy Easter.

  4. nancybond said,

    April 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    The white blooms in your garden would certainly give credence to the thought that it’s never too early to wear white! Gorgeous blooms…and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an all-white amaryllis. Lovely.

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