2. This dire delight flowering fleeing always earth

 

Winterthur, Delaware in late March.

Legacy of Henry Francis du Pont, 1880-1969, American.

 

 

 

 An area planted with cherries backs onto the Winterhazel walk:

white Sargent cherry, pink Accolade; and white Manchu cherries whose trunks are low on the ground and whose flowers are smaller.

They are in bloom now also.

 

 

 

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white manchu cherries with Korean rhododendron and yellow winterhazel in the background

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pink Accolade cherry

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white Sargent cherry trees

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the flowers of the Manchu cherry

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Passing a blue atlas cedar at whose back are giant, pyramidal cherry trees 

 

 

 

 

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there are shallow steps on either side of which are flowering quince cultivars (Chaenomeles, rosaceae)

 

 

 

 

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set like vases on the ground 

 

 

 

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Dense thickets, thorny like their family

 

 

 

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Winterthur Flowering Quince 7 April 2009

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through the Sundial Garden

 

 

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past the Italian windflowers circling a crabapple tree

 

 

 

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and a Sargent crabapple stand which is budding when the Star magnolia it faces has already begun to shed

 

 

 

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And as the star magnolia shed their flowers, the saucer magnolias begin to come into flower 

 

 

 

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They are more mature and larger than the star magnolia.  And fragrant. 

 

 

On the way out of the grounds, I sometimes visit the koi in their couture colours:

 

 

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overlooked by fern-leaved corydalis, solitary bloomers at this time of year in this area of the park.

 

 

 

 

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Dire delight.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “2. This dire delight flowering fleeing always earth

  1. This is my idea of Paradise. The photos are magical. Congratulations and a confetti of thanks.

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