Winter Wiles

Coaxed into bloom by a week-long relenting of Old Man Winter, the season is back in full force this morning and ‘Peggy Clark’, my prized Japanese flowering apricot (Prunus mume), is cloaked with snow.

Prunus mume 'Peggy Clark'

Prunus mume ‘Peggy Clark’

Forecasters say today’s dusting is only a tease; the big storm will arrive tonight.

Time will tell.

7 thoughts on “Winter Wiles

  1. christineramsey

    Lovely photo and wonderful plant. I grow “Peggy Clark” and can’t imagine a Southern Garden without it. (Did yours come from Camellia Forest in Chapel Hill BTW?) All my prunus mume have been blooming by fits and starts because of the cold. Only the wintersweet seems unfazed by the weather. Do you grow that as well? I love the fragrance on warm winter days (too rare this year)!


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