After a very mild Winter with plenty of rain, we’ve had a Spring that’s been unusually warm (even hot at times) and dry. These conditions have combined to good effect for the garden, which is astonishingly lush and flowery this year. It seemed friendly to share it with you. Lots of photos to follow.
Spirea ‘Golden Carpet’
(The roses all have names, but I’m not going to look them up. Just enjoy!)
Perennial foxglove (Digitalis)
Styrax japonicus ‘Carillon’
Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ (in full bloom)
Trochodendron aralioides (Japanese Wheel Tree)
Cotinus obovatus ‘Grace’ in full bloom
Cornus kousa, un-named Clematis, Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (in background)
Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ — in shade
Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ — in sun
Styrax japonica ‘Pink Chimes’
Styrax japonica (The Styrax grove this year is astonishing — heavier bloom by f ar than ever before. Standing beneath the trees was an exercise in heady fragrance and exquisite beauty.)
Sambucus nigra ‘Black Beauty’ (blooming even in the shade, though it prefers sun)
Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina Florida’
Looking in from the entrance gate — Trochodendron, Cotinus ‘Grace’, Parrotia persica, Fagus sylvatica purpurea, and far back on the left the Styrax grove.
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ (??)
Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’ (??)
Clematis (I forget the name)
Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’ — an heirloom variety, wonderfully fragrant and fluffy.
Dracunculus vulgaris — commonly known as Voodoo Lily or Dragon Lily
Cornus kousa ‘Beni Fuji’
Thanks for accompanying me on this garden promenade. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as I have. We’ll save the rest for another time.