Lots in bloom right now, including our rhodos, both the old one (white) and this year’s newly planted replacement—and the new one is indeed deep red-purple, just as labeled.
I’ve also noticed lots of vine honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) in bloom, which has a nice smell, but is an annoying spreader, kinda the yellow cousin to the kudzu.
Enjoying the buzz over the FREE FREE! Neandertal-human genome mix report in Science (the glitzy—that is, popular—version is here, but watch out as it’s loaded with Flash). Best upon-release commentary I expect I’ll see is by John Hawks.