in ‘bloom:’ aesculus, stewartia, tomato troubles
THE BOTTLEBRUSH BUCKEYE IS DOING ITS FIREWORKS THING, erupting in giant wands of bloom in time for the 4th of July. Remember Aesculus parviflora, one of my favorite shrubs? I’m happy to see it act so patriotic every year, and also to see a beloved flowering tree, Stewartia pseudocamellia, join in the celebration across the yard. Decidedly non-celebratory, however: the first ugly signs of tomato troubles, showing up as leaf spots on various plants here in this wet season. Is your garden a mix of blessings and bad news, too, as we start to stretch our legs into high summer?