Thursday, March 25, 2010
An International Show in My Front Yard
Finally! Spring is official underway now that I have roses, lavender and wisteria blooming in SJC! This climbing rose is an old-fashioned rose called Scotch Rose (rosa spinosissima), the lavender is Spanish lavender and the Japanese wisteria is a common one sold in our area called Texas Purple. Quite the international bed which was not intentionally planned, at least not the regional interpretation, the roses, lavender and wisteria are one of my favorite combinations for spring. Luckily I am having a gathering at our home this weekend for a local non-profit group that I can casually show off this beautiful display! The roses will only bloom once and the wisteria will be done in a few weeks so I need to appreciate it while I can. Isn't that what makes gardening so intriguing? The overwhelming yet fleeting beauty? Would we appreciate it so much if it was a daily occurrence?