Spring Fling

The deliciously fragrant viburnum flower in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer https://agardenforall.com

The deliciously fragrant viburnum flower (Photo by: Kathy Diemer)

Spring is the time of year when Mother Nature turns her switch to “ON” and all the dreary browns evaporate into a sea of green. Seemingly overnight, blades of grass sprout up, leaves metamorphose from buds to butterfly wings, even the air is electrified with the sounds and smells that only spring can broadcast. And speaking of scents reminiscent of spring, here a few of my favorite harbingers of fragrance: [Read more…]

Viburnum Infatuation

Viburnum Carlesii in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer https://agardenforall.com

Fragrant Viburnum Carlesii Blossoms (photo credit: Kathy Diemer)

Heart beats silly like a big bass drum, losing all equilibrium . . . Infatuation” ~Rod Stewart

We’ve all experienced some sort of infatuation in our lives, but I’m referring to my all absorbing passion for fragrant viburnums.  When standing near their intoxicating blooms, I become distracted and disoriented.  Where am I?  Surely mythical sirens could have lured far more sailors to their lair with the scent of viburnums wafting on the ocean breeze than with their melodious songs . . . [Read more…]