Wet Week in Brooklyn

MAY SHOWERS, May flowers…

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Clematis most fabulous

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Anyone know what that pink explosion is, above?

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Stoop sitting

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Towering alliums

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where I’ve been twice this week

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The Rose Arc Pool

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Bluebell Wood

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A venerable paper birch

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Contemplating an azalea in the BBG

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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5 Responses to Wet Week in Brooklyn

  1. Kristi says:

    That pink shrub is Scotch Broom. I’ve never seen it in pink, though.

  2. cara says:

    Thanks, Kristi. Fabulous stuff. I always thought it was yellow.

  3. Ellen says:

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    Yes Cara — love the Scotch Broom! I had one that I loved (and lost). And whose familiar back is that viewing the azalea?

    Cytisus scoparius ‘Burkwoodii’
    Scotch Broom, Common Broom
    zones 5-8

  4. cara says:

    Ah yes, that’s my girl! I very much doubt Scotch Broom is deer-resistant… that would be too much to hope for!

  5. Ellen says:

    http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/pests/2000053920004911.html

    Writer of above comments has had good luck with Scotch Broom (deer-wise) — but I have heard it is not that hardy. Had mine for several years before it inexplicably died. Some interesting anti-deer tactics mentioned as well. Happy gardening — have only planted some everbearing strawberries and two coleus — lots of work ahead of me!

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