I finally got around to unloading the memory card from the pocket cam and gosh, were there ever a lot of garden shots on it. Hey, Spring is happening, which means these pages will be flower-infested for some weeks now. If you like flowers at all, you’ll probably agree that the little Ricoh has a gift for ’em.
To start with, a few Grape Hyacinths.
Attached to the north side of our house, where the sun never comes, is a little extra room with a nice porch on top. We refer to it as the mud-room or the wine-cellar, depending. It’s built out of cinder-blocks and ain’t very pretty. So we painted it green and then went looking for a vigorous climber that doesn’t need much light. This is what we found: a Climbing Hydrangea; vigorous and much more attractive than cinder-blocks.
Don’t know what this was, but I snuck up on it when the sun was on the other side.
Now a couple of shots of the magnolia, which appears regularly in this space.
It has been suggested to me that the buds of magnolia blossoms are somehow sexually suggestive.