The recent warm weather has spurred lots of new growth on the roses, crape myrtle and even the poor hydrangeas have some new growth down near the ground. Several of the roses have some new buds–not like before, but now I will be grateful for anything! The larger of the rhododendrons is in bloom, looking very pretty out the kitchen window. The salvias are blooming and lovely. They were planted next to roses to provide a pretty purply contrast to the rose blooms…but they do look pretty just against green, as well and are very easy-care.