A stray Redbud bloom:
Editor's note: The original picture was accidentally deleted; here are two new ones to replace it.
One of Mom's favorites, Lily of the Valley:
Rumor has it, she carried some in her wedding bouquet!
Mohican Viburnum (a favorite among the Ao4! Please click here to see why!):
We refer to those as "Skidmore" Lilacs, just because Mom got the little root from her friend Deb Skidmore. Ha roo roo roo! Those red flowers in the background are some Texas Quince.
A Yorktown Snow Flower Tree, courtesy of Aunt Janet:
She sent it to us for Christmas and it had to spent the winter in the garage, until our ground thawed. We're thrilled to see it thriving in our backyard garden now!
How about some Wine and Cheese? That's what Mom often calls these, though they're Wine and Roses Weigela:
Here's a better look at some Texas Quince:
Some Old Fashioned Lilacs:
We have two more varieties of Lilacs - Miss Kim and some Dwarf Korean Lilacs, but they aren't doing anything yet. These Old Fashioned ones are a deeper color than the Skidmores; the Miss Kim and the Koreans give us two more lilac colors. I can't wait to show you when they bloom!
Snowball Viburnum - not white like snow yet, but they will be -- unless a Kansas storm rips them up:
(That's "storm" with a small "s"; I'd never do such a thing!)
And last, but not least, Eskimo Viburnum!
Great name, don't you think?
I hope you enjoyed our garden tour! Do you feel serene yet?