I TURNED DOWN a trip to sunny Mexico this week…for 12 good reasons. First, how could I leave when my satiny, ‘Purple Triumph’ tulips and sweet, blue muscari (pictured above, in a bed of pachysandra), are at the height of perfection? And here, in a photo gallery, are 11 other reasons I like to stay home in mid-April (click each photo in the gallery for an enhanced view):
Chaenomelis speciosa ‘Cameo,’ with double, apricot-pink blossoms. This flowering quince has a more upright habit than its equally stunning relative, ‘Crimson & Gold.’
What buds, blooms, and sprouts are you enjoying this April? And would you trade such beauty for a week of sun, surf, and sand? Let me know, in the comments field below.
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