Renovating/restoring my vernacular gothic revival cottage in a neighborhood of mostly late-19th-century homes on a narrow, steep little street.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
What I Look Forward to in Spring
I look forward to these irises blooming. They are a gorgeous shade of purple which unfortunately I've not been able to capture yet. They look a little faded in these pictures. Note to self: learn how to photograph flowers correctly.
I also love the old-fashioned mock orange shrub. It smells heavenly. It's gotten big and rangey because I enjoy having so many flowers on it to smell but I'll trim it back. It's blocking light to the white peony next to it. I'm getting better at pruning. When I first moved here I scalped many a shrub.