Since it is a rainy miserable day here in the hills and no gardening to be contemplated at all today I started going through some of my picture files. Because of so much happening last Spring I never got all of the Spring pictures posted so today I well revisit the Dawes Arboretum and show some of the blooms that can be found there in the Spring.
Allium cristohii Star of Persia
Hey, I have given up on the garden blooms in my garden for this year anyway and making plans for next Springs gems.
I received my first 2012 catalog from Edmund’s Roses this week and I was drooling all over it at the new roses added for next year and coming new introductions for 2013.
Ahhh, wisteria blooms. (sigh) if only I could get my two Blue Japanese Wisteria to even get one of these beautiful blooms.
My wisteria’s are over twelve years old or more now and have not put on the first bloom. I am at a total loss as to why not?
I have tried all of the tricks from fertilizers to cutting around the roots. Nothing! I have even threatened them with the ripping them up and replacing them with clematis or other blooming vines. They respond to nothing.
So I look longingly at other gardeners wisteria’s in bloom every Spring.
What a gorgeous shrub in the spring with its golden yellow blooms and beautiful variegated foliage all season.
The name of this shrub escapes me now but it may have been a Pink Beauty Bush. I am certain some of you may know what it is.
It was so beautiful and the Butterflies and Bees were swarming it on the day of our visit.
Viburnum sargentii Sargent Cranberry Bush
If I only hand room for the gorgeous Pink Cascading Locust below.
Well I hope you enjoyed a little touch of Spring in your Fall day.