When Dominic went outside this morning to open up the greenhouse and cold frame, he did it BEFORE breakfast, not long after, as we usually do.
Look - it's 7:15am and there something causing the Apricot Punch superbells (calibrachoa) to turn their heads.
Could it be — the sun?
I just planted this yesterday: besides the Apricot Punch I've got Trailing Lilac Mist and Coralberry Punch, with a little Snowstorm Giant Snowflake in there for trailing appeal. Sounds like a Webkinz game, doesn't it? I half expect to see a pink pony and a little furry hedgehog hitting yellow triangular stuffies around with sticks or something.
And what better to do after opening the greenhouse than to have a swing on the willow tree?
Such greenness after such a wet spring. Suddenly everything is lush and glowing again.
Happy green trio: hakonechloa macra 'Aureola,' the front porch Christmas tree and a destined-for-topiary box shrub.