While waiting for a contractor to formulate a quote on some roofing work last evening, I took the opportunity to photograph some of the blooms on the back side of the apartment building. It was about an hour before sunset and the soft light nicely showcased the green of the lawns and in particular, the beautiful spirea hedge, above. The shrub to the left is a viburnum, also in bloom.
I’d never thought spirea to be especially pretty, but upon closer inspection, their little white blossoms are quite spectacular.
The viburnum blooms were wonderful in dusk’s golden light.
The shrub below is referred to by the residents as a Burning Bush, but I’m not certain that it is. It does turn a stunning red in the autumn, so could well be. Perhaps some of you will be able to identify it from its leaves and blooms.
The property is surrounded by a wash of white, and though these blooms are very beautiful in contrast with that fresh green foliage, they pale by comparison to the two later-blooming rhododendrons that are just about at their peak.
But the star of the evening was the lavender coloured rhododendron that is simply drenched in blooms. Despite little care by way of weeding, pruning, or fertilizing and despite the unidentified companion plant that is trying hard to choke this rhododendron out, she always puts on the most amazing show.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this short sunset tour of Kingsford Arms. There are some beautiful roses that are nearly in bloom, but I’ll save those for another post. It really does look like June is bustin’ out all over!