Although our garden is mostly zen - subtle variations on greens and whites - we have the occasional splash of color. As an Easter special, we are livening up our Facebook page with a series of pink and pinkish-red flowers currently on show in the nooks and crannies of our grounds. We began with Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as Judas tree or European redbud, which we grew from seed in 1996 and then transplanted to Jnane Tamsna in 2001.
You would have to search to find it, but our second featured flower is a rock rose (Cistus x purpureus). These Mediterranean plants are drought resistant, which makes them perfect for xeriscaping (landscaping in arid zones). We have the one pictured here tucked away in an experimental garden where we try out local and unique species. It fits our environmental ethics, but doesn't quite match our overall garden color scheme, so we are working on integrating some white flowered rockroses. Stay tuned for more glimpses of Jnane Tamsna's spring flora!