A Thousand Shades of Green
Green dominated my May visit to Butchart Gardens this week. The spring display of color is almost over and summer's has not yet begun.
The rain we've had has helped with the greening of the landscape, although the Gardens are beautiful and lush at any time of year with the aid of irrigation.
I took Little Miss A along with me and she sat in her cart (provided by the Gardens) and watched the fountain dance for a long time. Then, when I thought to return the way we came and not wander through the Sunken Garden, since we saw from above, she informed me that, "No, Nana, that's my favorite garden. We have to go THAT way."
I think she's been there once before, a few weeks ago. Of course, we took a stroll through that garden since it was her favorite.
A few beds showed color, like these vivid pinks and purples that looked almost as though they had been painted.
You may remember my April post, where the rose plants had been pruned low to the ground, and I wondered how they would ever bloom by June. In the mid-ground of this photo you can see the rose bushes, fully leafed out, with buds forming. In a few weeks this garden will be a profusion of blooms.
Today I'll be puttering around the house, tidying, cleaning, and then running out do some errands. What do you have planned for this Friday in May?