New Growth

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

At this time of year, when winter is slowly fading away but spring is not here yet, it is always thrilling to see new growth. It seems as if new leaves just pop up overnight. The Easter lilies are already up and making a stark contrast with the dead leaves of palm grass behind them. I am hoping the palm grass comes back, soon.



The Triumphator lilies that were placed in the garden last spring, are coming up also, and they seemed to have multiplied. Yah!



Most of my daylilies are evergreen ones, but a few are not. The dormant ones, too, are now showing green growth. Misty Mayhaw daylilies are up and seem vigorous in their early growth and should look very good this year.



Finally, some of the shrubs are showing signs of life. The hydrangeas are opening their leaf buds already. This photo was taken a few days ago, and I am sure that by now the leaves are even bigger.



While we still will probably have a few days of cold weather yet to come, there are definite signs that spring will arrive on time.



  1. January 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    OH yea!! I needed to see that. Isn’t that such happiness. Can’t wait to see that here. We are getting hammered right now with snow but it’s real wet and seems like it will be gone quickly. That is definitely a Spring green isn’t it?

    • Jan said,

      January 30, 2010 at 7:56 am

      Anna, I think everyone is ready for spring after this winter. It seems that everyone had a very tough winter this year.

  2. Janet said,

    January 30, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    This has been a long winter already! Your pretty green growth is most inviting.

    • Jan said,

      February 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      Janet, I am so wanting to see green growth. This has been a deary winter for us.

  3. Jake said,

    January 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    It is amazing to see that spring is truly starting in some parts of the country. We won’t be seeing any of that until sometime in April, maybe May if we have a bad late-freeze.


  4. donna said,

    January 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I’m always thrilled to see green popping up out of the drab-colored mulch and leaves and it looks like you have lots of thrills going on there. Enjoy!


    • Jan said,

      February 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Donna, every week, I can see so more life out in the garden. The signs are small, but definitely there.

  5. Darla said,

    February 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    That’s a lot of new growth for this time of the year…Very inspiring!

    • Jan said,

      February 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      Usually around here, there is even more signs of spring, but our late December weather seems to have kept things dormant a little longer that normal.

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