Garden Notes


Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There’s crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers.
— Thomas Hood
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Hawthorn

May blossoms are emerging everywhere in the Essence + Alchemy Garden. Hawthorn [Crataegus] also named May-tree is the only British plant named after the month in which it blooms.

 
Lesley A Bramwell