Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The year of the buttercup!

We are overrun with buttercups this year in Washington DC and environs. I often wonder what it is that accounts for explosions of a particular plant. We had quite a cold winter....but we had a very wet spring and early summer last year. Those are just what comes to mind. I'm sure the answer is different and more complex so I'll just try to enjoy the color without thiniking "weed".

Asian Collection US National Arboretum May 14

No hydrangeas flowering this year and almost no loropetalum, but it's still a beautiful place.