A sure sign that summer is drawing to a close…
above, Viburnum dilatatum ‘Erie’. Below, V. ‘Michael Dodge’
Today I caught the scent of the Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans.) Amazing how a fragrance can stir a memory. More amazing, the HUGE fragrance from such a tiny flower.
Last week at the Atlanta Botanical garden…
A cornucopia covered with dried flowers…
and a lecture by Fergus Garrett; head gardener at Great Dixter. UK
Exciting lecture, GREAT GLASSES!
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My sighn that summer is almost over is that my plants are burning up. No matter, just more stuff for me to buy next year!
Nice photos. I have never been to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and suspect it is impressive. What do you think?
I would love to hear more about the lecture, it sounds wonderful.
Dear Sandra, Oh, how I love Osmanthus. Such an underrated shrub in my view and the scent is, as you say, beautiful.
FG is, I fear, rather déja vue these days in the UK, although the glasses certainly look cutting edge!!
i guess summer is coming to a close. my hydrangeas are all turning the most beautiful deep pink, browny color. that’s my clue here in so. cal.
have a lovely weekend sondra.