Sunday, March 20, 2016

SPRING has Sprung today!

can you just "smell" the Jasmine? heavenly!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring (vernal) equinox will occur on Sunday, March 20, at 04:31 UTC. UTC stands for Universal Coordinated Time and is the time standard commonly used across the world. In the United States, this translates to Saturday, March 19 in the Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones (11:31 pm CDT10:31 pm MDT9:31 pm PDT), and Sunday, March 20 at 12:31 am EDT.
On the first day of spring sunrise and sunset are about 12 hours apart everywhere on Earth and the hours of daylight and night are almost equal.
In spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt toward the celestial equator — the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth's equator — from south to north. Day length increases as the season progresses.
Warming temperatures cause plants to "spring forth," giving the season its name.

(thank you Dick Fawcett of Prospect Mortgage for sending me the above information!)

yellow rose hedge is in full bloom

Favorite Cymbidium Orchid at least 35 years young!
dozens of flower spikes every Spring
I inherited this beauty from my Mom

Angel Trumpet which I planted from a small cutting last year!

yellow Epi (poor man's orchid)
also started from a "pup" a few years ago

Gorgeous rose planted for me by my dear husband last year.

can you believe these profusely blooming miniature margarites?

How is your garden growing???
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