Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spring Gardens - 4

Another variety of viburnum provides a 10-foot high, 60-foot long hedge that forms a perimeter for the tea garden and separates the space in front of the equipment barn. It requires minimal care and seems to be doing well.

The profuse blooms are very fragrant. We don't remember which of the some 200 varieties of this plant was chosen for this job 20 years ago. Heck -- it's hard enough to remember what we had for breakfast yesterday!!

The azalea continues to open. Of all the spring plants, the delicate structure and subtle smell of these flowers are the most evocative of southern culture and charm (which makes one want to head for a shaded porch and a tall cool drink!).
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