Saturday, April 12, 2008

Entry to our 'Secret Garden' PS

I couldn't rest until I found out the name of the pink flowering tree -- it's actually a shrub, though it's happy where it is and thus as tall as a 'tree' to me -- it's a fragrant Viburnum .... not sure which one as I couldn't find the Latin name in my garden journal (bad me! LOL) --- but it's wonderful!

6 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Loved reading about your garden etc. Fragrant Viburnam is so pretty. Is this a short lived flower? Your garden it beautiful and the trellis is so nice. What a great story to go with it. I love the vibrant colors you've used in this work. Makes me think spring/summer/ warmth!

Tami said...

This looks like a lovely peaceful spot. I think all gardens need at least one seprate/private area.

Rest, relax and have a scrumpous weekend!

Lorraine said...

This is truly lovely Lin. How well I remember this special place at your home. But it is even more beautiful in your latest sketch today. Such a nice impressionistic look, so soft and yet so colorful. Makes me feel I could walk right into it. And I loved hearing the story again. Old minds forget!!! We too had 3 days of wonderful "outside" weather and then rain and now the cold is upon us again but it smells so refreshing I can forgive!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Joan said...

I like the arch of the flowers on the trellis. Nice color and arrangement to this. You are such a good flower/plant authority. In answer to your question...I'm in Holbrook which is about 20 minutes east of Amityville.

Ann said...

I have this viburnam, too, if I'm not mistaken. It blooms on and off from a warm December or January, clear through (still have some blooms on it). I agree that it's beautiful. Mine is so large right up against the house by the front porch, that I'm thinking of pruning it back severely, but am not sure I have the heart to really do it. Your painting is gorgeous.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

It's beautiful, Lin. Wikipedia says its family is Adoxaceae. Your painting is lovely.