At last week's visit to South Coast Botanic Garden, the floral display that most impressed me wasn't that created by the tulips or daffodils but rather two apricot trumpet trees located in the garden's upper meadow (Handroanthus chrysostricha x impetiginosus, formerly classified as a hybrid Tabebuia).
|I was on my way to the exit, passing the Fuller sculpture in the Mediterranean garden, when I saw the trees peaking up above the foliage, reminding me that I'd intended to swing by there|
|Two little girls, with their mother or caretaker seated on a bench in the shade nearby, were playing under the flowering trees|
|Wearing princess dresses, they looked like fairy sprites, enjoying a world that only they could see. I decided to keep my distance so as not to disturb their play.|
|There was a group of people in the meadow with a large box that I guessed might be camera equipment but, if that was the case, they'd completed their lesson or, like me, chose not to interrupt the little group under the tree|
In my own garden, I felt a tiny touch of stardust on Monday when I discovered a species tulip blooming in my back border, the first of many I hope.
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