Spring is flying by with “hazy hot and humid” summer weather. Some flowers went by so quickly I feel like I didn’t see them…where’d the azaleas go? And the rhododendrons, usually glorious for early June… some are already gone. The peonies are in full to overfull bloom, so catch them while you can (here’s last year’s peony blog: https://uribotanicalgardens.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/the-queen-of-flowers/ ) They will always be the Queens of the Garden to me!
As flowers come and go there are some color combinations I didn’t plan around the Gardens which look great. I know, many gardeners don’t like orange flowers and especially not with cooler colors, but these are making me smile:
(Sumer is icumen in) Summer has arrived,
Loudly sing, Cuckoo!
The seed grows and the meadow
And the wood springs anew,