Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet...
The yellow warbler sings in the morning from the deep, shady back ravine... Sweet, Sweet, Sweet, I'm So Sweet. He might be singing to the summer blooming azaleas, with their spicy sweetness now wafting down the garden pathways in the July stillness.
The really pleasing thing about these late bloomers is that their flowers last for weeks and weeks during the hottest part of the year; much longer than the spring Exbury types of azaleas. I'm trying to add one new summer bloomer each year, hoping to enjoy their fragrance from mid-June until early September.