May 011

It’s still May, but it’s summer in the garden. The wisteria and giant white tree peony perfume the secret garden room behind the west border. 

Neither cultivator matched the image of them that had formed in my mind’s eye, loosely based on their catalog descriptions. But, the reality might be even finer.

Sometimes plants exceed my expectations, sometimes they disappoint.  And sometimes, as in today’s picture, it takes years for the vision to be realized.