The gloriously scarlet sourwood tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) peaked this week. I’m delighted with this new tree and am excited to think how it will only improve with age.
From where I presently sit, what I see outside is the above pictured golden-leaved, black birch (Betula nigra). It is breezy today, so from time to time, showers of leaves drift past the window. Simply spellbinding.
The out-of-season lettuce-leaved poppy (Papaver somniferum) that I mentioned last week has bloomed amid much fanfare. The papery, mauve-pink blossoms are delicately beautiful, and due to the cooler weather, they last two days as opposed to the usual one we get in July.
We had a light frost last night that luckily passed this one by. There are several more buds left to enjoy over the coming week.
Several June bloomers have returned for a last hurrah, although not as prolifically. Striped cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum var. striatum) and forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) have sent up a few hopeful flowers.
Blue Sage (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black & Blue’) is showing well against the silver artemisia (A. ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’) and I love the geometric swirls of Sempervivum that are tucked into corners of the stone wall.
I’m linking up with Gillian at Country Garden UK in her weekly meme Looking Good Friday (link for guidelines). We showcase highlights in our gardens each week and link back to her site. Pop on over to see what’s special in other gardener’s plots around the globe.