In The Garden
One of my two favorite books as a child was The Secret Garden. I still love thinking about it and what it meant to me. Now I live surrounded by a beautiful garden of my own that perfectly embodies the elements of tranquility and interest that suit my temperament. And now, as the Spring season advances, the colors, textures and vignettes are compelling.
Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ (dwarf form)
Spirea ‘Magic Carpet’
Acer palmatum “Shishigashira’
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald and Gold’
Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’ (with flowers)
Acer palmatum ‘Iijima Sunago’ (with flowers)
Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ (with flowers) — aka “Annie’s Tree”
Close-up of leaves
Acer palmatum ‘Chishio Improved’
Acer griseum in the center
Pieris japonica ‘Forest Flame’
And these lovely fragrant blooms will appear soon.