Friday, May 30, 2014
Gifts of Spring
My friend, writer, speaker, gardener and fellow blogger at Seasonal Wisdom, Teresa O'Connor, featured our garden in her article on creating a certified wildlife garden.
You can read her wonderful article at Craftsy. And hey, she quotes me!
In the meantime, our Laburnum, or Golden Chain Tree, has bloomed this spring!
I'm excited because we've had this tree for quite a few years now, probably ten, and rarely do we get to enjoy it in all its spring splendor.
The main reason we usually miss seeing these blooms is due to a late frost happening here in Boise, which eliminates any chance of them.
You can read all about Golden Chain Trees here, including the fact that they are in the legume family, fussy to grow, and indigenous to Southern Europe.
Those blooms do look like pea blossoms, don't they?
It's a tough tree to photograph since it's still small. But in the photo above, the tree is just to the right and above Scarface's butt.
I'm certainly thrilled we continued to give this tree a chance. We've been well rewarded.