So when I recently attended the Garden Bloggers Fling
I got to meet Carol, the godmother of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. She has a cute illustration of a Victorian woman pushing a lawn mower on her website
and, because I am a dolt, my brain filed this away literally. I pictured her as an older woman with flowing gray hair. She wears pantaloons and she carries a wicker basket to collect flowers.
In reality, Carol is a modern woman who wears pants and rocks a blond pixie cut. I tell you this in case you were similarly confused.
And you know what? I just looked at that photo again and it's not a Victorian woman. It's like an English woman, maybe turn of the century? It's a wonder I'm gainfully employed.
Anyway, it's so bloomy right now! This could take a while.
|Lonicera brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'|
|Calamagrostis foliosa |
|Festuca amethystina 'Superba'|
|Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'|
|Allium 'Purple Sensation'|
|Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'|
|Stipa gigantea 'Little Giant'|
|Camassia leichtlinii semiplena|
|Lewisia cotyledon 'White Splendor'|
|Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley'|
|Spiraea betulifolia var. lucida|
|Cuphea x 'Strybing Sunset'|
Whew, we made it! Thanks again to our host, Carol
, who is neither a Victorian, nor a Dowager Countess, who maintains her idyllic manor with a push mower and a snarky aside.