The musings of a chef-caterer
turned estate gardener,
digging, pruning and
cultivating my way through a year in the garden
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Some Blooms That Do It All on Their Own
They are not completely free of interference from me, but many of these blooms just happen of their own magical accord. Walking through the Big House garden early in the morning, there were several examples of plants just enjoying life!
The first of the rhododendrons is popping, clearly liking this past exceptionally cold winter.
Up on the South lawn, I noticed the blooms on the burning bush. We pay so much attention to the fall color, I"m not sure I've ever really noticed their blooms.
Three different cultivars of tradescantia, all happily blooming under the dawn redwoods.
A dark poppy about to burst free from its casing.
Just a little bit later in the day.......a peony in all its glory!