It was a question of devoting some serious time getting perfect flower pictures, looking up their Latin names, sharpening my pencils and getting down to blogging business or mowing the lawn. The lawn won. If you were my neighbor you would be grateful.
But it's spring, a perfect time for frivolity and flowers. So with the smell of freshly mowed grass drifting in through the open windows, a sunny day still lingering, let's take a stroll.
Take a deep breath of the Koreanspice viburnum ( ahem, viburnum carlesii), its sharp,spicy scent fills the backyard.
Around the left side of the house in our faux shade garden two little favorites. Epimedium, no clue what species, any ideas? And the lovely brunnera nacrophylla, the false forget me not, spreading everywhere, and welcome to every inch it takes.
In a front bed a small clump of narcissus bridal crown, and our ornamental plum, prunus cerisifera,a vision in pink and burgandy.
Around the corner a clump of creeping phlox.(P. Subulth), in its second year, just starting to spread and a glimpse of muscari.
And a very welcome visitor under the back deck.
Sweeter than all the roses.
But now come on inside and I'll show you why I really love to garden.
Because you can take it with you.