Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Boston in Bloom

Spring time in Boston is so beautiful - here's how it looks in mid-May. This is creeping phlox, Phlox subulata. It makes a great groundcover.

It looks best creeping down a slope or over a wall.

Lilacs and white dogwood, Cornus florida, bloom outside a house on Summit Ave near Beacon St. Look at the 2nd house from the right. Its half shingled and half white siding.

I love the brick homes covered with ivy. Two bridal wreath spirea, Spiraea prunifolia, adorn the front door.

One of my favorite flowering trees is the Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis. It is a native tree, and grows all the way from southern Ontario to Northern Florida. The branches are covered with tiny purple flowers before the tree leafs out. (This picture was taken in NH, but you do see a few of these trees in Boston).

A beautiful pink crabapple next to an equally beautiful house in Brookline.

The pink dogwood. These are also native to the eastern US.

An up close view.

Azaleas also look good this time of year.

So glad I got back in time for the show.


JudyBop said...

Boston is looking beautiful. That looks like a nice walk.

My Mother's Garden said...

I love seeing all of these spring blossoms that we don't get to see down here in Fl. I sure would like to grow the creeping phlox in my garden. Love the gorgeous brick homes too!

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Susan! Come visit me...I left a gift on my blog for you. I hope it brings a smile to your face!
~ Karrita