Today was a beautiful day to be in the garden--not too cold, not too hot and not too buggy. We had plenty of visitors today as well. Stop by and see the garden yourself next Sunday, May 5, for the garden meeting at 11 am, followed by a work day.
Someone inquired about the crabapple trees today. It's hard to reconcile these beautiful trees with the crabapple that haunted my yard when I was a little kid. It was sickly, and it didn't bear shriveled, tiny fruits so much as hurl them at you. It was the bane of my grandfather's existence for at least the first 5–6 years of my life until he finally chopped it down. These crabapples are much friendlier.
A study in purples.