When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped …
Spring brings the amazing flowering trees at Rose Cottage. First, the ancient apricot tree blooms early in April–the sweet fragrances just make us swoon! How we love when the soft southernly breezes carry the intoxicating fragrances up through the windows in the early evening…
The fragrant pink flowering crab steals the limelight for a week or two in May with the spectacular display of pink flowers. Planted as a mere 18-inch high “stick” in celebration of our Very Sweet Girl’s birth and baptism, it has grown into an amazing beauty–just like our little miracle daughter! What a marvel.
The flowering crab is covered in so many soft pink blossoms we can’t even see the bright spring green leaves–it is like a giant, super-sized stick of pink cotton candy from the county fair! Don’t you agree?
We use little white garden lights on several arbors, in bushes around the porches and on a few trees at Rose Cottage. The little lights twinkle like stars when breezes blow the leaves–it is so romantic to sit in the gardens or on the porch at night amongst the “stars!” Ahhh….
The pink flowering crab creates such night magic with over 1200 little stars nestled in the soft pink clouds.
The Snowdrift crab next to the porch will be amazing covered in little garden lights–maybe, next year when the branches are a bit stronger.
Will you join us in the garden for a cup of coffee after dinner…under the stars with pink clouds floating overhead?
It will be a magical evening!