Yep, that's my mom in one of the children's bedrooms. (For a little game, can you guess how old she is? I think she looks a lot younger than she is, but because she's my mom, I may be biased!) For more photos of the home, click here. The tea itself consisted of tea (amazingly enough), scones with Devonshire cream and jam, tiny quiches, finger sandwiches, and little desert tidbits. My favorite was a tiny chocolate cup filled with chocolate mousse and topped with a viola petal! (Nom nom nom.) On June 19, they're hosting a Mid-summer Night's Faerie Tea, which sounds right up my alley, so to speak.
The lilacs there are just starting to bloom (here, some 70 miles south, we are in full bloom, but I don't have a lilac of my own to show you.)
But I do have stuff to show you in my own garden, like two native wildflowers: this very sweet Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)...
...and this equally cute squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis).
I bought two shrubs over the weekend: a native chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia, waves to Gail) and the gorgeous pieris (Pieris japonica x floribunda 'Mountain Fire') pictured above. It's an evergreen with leaves that turn red. I just missed its cute white flowers. I learned about this wonderful plant on one of your blogs, but I don't recall whose! The only problem is I have to play Twister to plant it. (I have to move two other shrubs to make room for its perfect place, but I only know where to put one of those two shrubs. Hmm, left foot yellow!)
Its prefect place, in case you're wondering, is between a good-sized red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea) and this dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii), which is blooming its heart out. It, too, is in its second location, the first not having been sunny enough. Ha!
And finally, I'm happy to
Happy Mish-Mash Monday, y'all!