In any case .. yesterday I had to take a day off because the pinched nerve in the neck from hell has whipped me .. but I swear today I might just get some of the "chores from hell" finished ... please excuse the over usage of hell ... just that time of year when you think "why do I do this" a very precarious position for a gardener to be in ... but this too shall pass, and things will slow down and I will be able to PUTTER ?
OK .. enough of my philosophical start to a post ... WHITE ... is the subject matter.
I am in love with white .. have a lot of white roses, white Goatsbeard, astilbe of course, perennial geraniums and so on.
They provide a punctuation mark in the garden beds and assorted pots.
It cools you down ... rests your eyes ... it is a necessity but an artful one when used correctly.
I fell for epimediums last year and planted a few with the hellebore bed (hell snuck in there again, go figure?)
Epimedium x Youngianum "Niveum" ... the name Niveum reminds me of the cream Nivea so a pleasant association is double the fun ?
In any case .. it is a beautiful, if not simple plant, that shines for it's time in flower .. and made it to a header picture for my blog because it is so pretty.