As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and that is certainly true all around the great Northwest! Flowers, blossoms, and blooms are everywhere this time of year, delighting our eyes and our noses (unless we suffer from allergies). From lilac bushes to dogwood trees, “everything’s coming up roses” right now. Speaking of roses, they are just starting to open up in all their classic beauty and will brighten our lives all summer long. And we can’t forget the delicate beauty of native plants such as trillium and camas. So as the academic year winds down, remember to get outside, enjoy the glorious colors of the flowers that surround us, and “take time to smell the roses!” And while you’re at it, why not check out the WU Reads Reading Guide for an interesting selection of flower-related books available from the University Libraries?
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” — Cicero