Finally, after many false starts, spring has appeared in all her glory. The dogwoods are nearing their peak, and the deutzias have spread a veil of white over the lawns. It’s a shame we don’t have a wedding here today! Our arboretum suffered two losses over the winter. Unfortunately, both were heritage varieties – stewartia and franklinia. We’re mulching, planting, cutting and pruning. May 8th will bring the annual bird census – lots of migratory birds are stopping off and the feeders to refuel. Tis’ truly a glorious time.
Date: April 15, 2011