Thursday, April 19, 2007
Spring has sprung!
At least, I think it's spring but you'd be forgiven for thinking it's summer, the sun is so hot! The last two weeks have seen the trees suddenly turn green and most of the flowers in the garden burst into flower. The Passion Flower opened today. Who designed that one? It's amazing!
The second clematis to flower, a Montana.
The wisteria Alba, outside the front door.
Another shot of the clematis (Multi Blue) with two more flowers. Next to it is a red one I'm looking forward to seeing. I've decided I love deep reds most of all in the garden! The hope is that they will grow up to the branches of the wisteria so we have flowers all through spring and summer.
On the way home today, I gave in to a small lemon tree that I've had my eye on. I thought it would be the perfect plant for the balcony, outside my room, as it's very hot and sunny there. Hopefully the lemons will grow a lot bigger and juicier than this!
In the balcony 'trough' are a few tiny conifers and two little variagated holly bushes with some Campanulas in between.
Also in the trough are two Forest Flames. I drew this one a few weeks ago and these red leaves have grown since then. Because one is more advanced than the other, they look like two different plants. The one outside Alex's window has already gone through the red stage and has now turned dark yellow.