Viburnum Plicatum ' Mariesii ' ( Notice my neighbor's Snowball viburnum in the background )
Many moons ago when I was young and naive I purchased a pathetic looking little plant for around $15 at the end of the season sell. Ignorance is bliss. As it turns out it became the focal point of my garden.
Marie has such lacy white blooms.
I'm ready for my closeup Mr. DeMille.
The shape of Mariesii is also spectacular.
Summer's about to pop in Chicago. Today was 80 degrees and it's been a long time coming. Four months ago I was in sunny Florida soaking up the sunshine. The older I get, the less patience I have with the long Chicago winters.