Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring Floral

 The new Japanese maple 'Shisha Auream' in its new pot
 With the demise of the 'Meyer Improved' lemon tree, Dale picked out a wonderfully versatile Japanese maple that when he first saw it up at Dancing Oaks Nursery (dancingoaks.com), he thought it was a pot plant.  Not like a plant in a pot pot plant, but you know what I mean.  And it does look sorta like that.  But it's actually acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'
 Baby, it was still pretty cold out.  Thus, old man Hoke sought refuge in the warmest place around, the greenhouse
 Anticipation - the 'Brandywine' heirloom crabapple that was heavily damaged by the falling limb along with the other one, is chock full of little pink balls that hold the promise of the unearthly sweet fragrance to come
 Speaking of unearthly sweet fragrances, 'Scentsation' lilac, as well as all the ancient lilacs, are now in full bloom and the air, especially in the early morning, is just swooningly fragrant
 'Queen of the Night' tulips, shot from the sun side in the late afternoon
And shot from the shade side with the late afternoon sun shining thru

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