After not being in the garden for nearly three days while I was busy with Spring Fling, like many Fling-ers, the first thing I did when I got home on Sunday night was to check on the garden.
Now that the trees have leafed out, it feels more like a garden in the backyard. Nearly the entire backyard is covered with a green ceiling of leaves, either crape myrtle or the delicate sun-filtering leaves of the two mesquite.
I was losing the light, but here’s the Pink Double Knockout, finally blooming. I’d never seen it flower before, so I was ragingly curious. Sadly, now that it’s in bloom, I think it lacks charm, but I’m hoping it’ll take some shade and still bloom. Nothing else really seems to want to thrive in that spot under the crape myrtles. We’ll see what happens.