ARCACIA?? or something else? This shrub/tree is everywhere at the moment and I think it's gorgeous. I'd like to find a couple in the garden centres but never see them, yet they are wild in all places here. This one borders the wasteland at our nearest petrol station.
Kate in Canada, who is an artist herself - here
has a very fine blog and this is her birthday flower, December 13th. Who these poets are in this floral birthday book, I have no idea: they do have the flavour of Victoriana though.