I THINK THE SONG is wrong. Right now is the most wonderful time of the year, don't you think? Everything is either in bloom or looking lush and healthy in leaf-form. There is something new to observe and enjoy with every stroll through the garden. Life is good!
|'Lonicera x heckrottii ‘Gold Flame’ is in full bloom and climbing up the pear tree!|
|The Acanthus is under a Japanese maple--too shady for it to bloom but that's okay.|
|Aquilega (Columbine) 'Woodside Strain' is in bloom but the flowers aren't particularly breathtaking.|
It's all about the foliage.
|The leaves on the Cercis (Red Bud) tree are ooh, la, la, don't you think?|
|Brunnera 'Jack Frost' is getting bigger.|
|Don't you love how pretty Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' is?|
|This is the third summer for my variegated comfrey|
Symphytum x uplandicum 'Arminster Gold.' I'm loving it.
|Persicaria 'Red Dragon' got tall, then fell over when it rained. Now it's sort of happily mingling.|
|I've been growing this Oxalis for several years. Recently I bought a few more |
when I saw them for sale at the grocery store, of all places.
|My Tetrapanax is happy!|
|My Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding' is celebrating the spring nuptials. Here is one stem...|
|And here is a bunch of stems! I'm thinking of you, Scott!|
|Cistus 'Snowfire' is going to get a serious pruning after it finishes blooming.|
|I know Jupiter's Beard is "common" but I love it.|
Please forgive me for being so aloof. I've been crazy busy but things should be slowing down now. I hope to visit you all soon. I hope you're enjoying your gardens!