It’s raining like crazy today. Rain straight down. Cloud. Saturated colors, especially the blues. But I thought I would show you some of the brightest colors that happen in the early spring.
This plant is the extremely fragrant viburnum Carlesii. I planted this as a small tiny little thing about four years ago, and each year it increased its output of spicy blossoms until it got to where it is today. I am happy with it. It can be cut back as the blossoms are spent, to further increase its blooming for next year.
The only thing I don’t like is cutting out the berries it will produce. So far I haven’t seen a substantial crop of these, so I’m curious what it will do as the season progresses.