Thursday, April 22, 2010

In season, Spiraea, Return of the trumpet vine

1. Artichokes, bigger than my hand, made dinner fun tonight.
2. The delicate branches of Bridal Veil Spiraea arch from the vase and form a beautiful arrangement.
3. Last summer someone I love gave the Trumpet Vine a pruning that we compare to the cutting of a Barbie doll's hair. (You persist in evening off each side and before you know it, the hair is gone.) I still remember my scream and her tears when I first laid eyes on the sad spectacle. Today I rejoice in the return of a vigorous vine. It will probably be more beautiful than ever, covering the pergola and finally giving us shade.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that sounds so pretty! I would loved to see a picture! I love artichokes. Those sound mighty tasty as well!