I love Mountain Laurel, and it's at it's peak right now in Connecticut. The buds have such a pretty star shape, and the flowers look like little cups with 10 indentations. Growing up in CT, I spent a lot of time playing with these flowers and watching them float in water like tiny boats.
This is the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. I planted this little shrub a month ago on our building lot in CT, and took this photo to show you. I plan to plant tons of it.
Do you have a favorite flower from childhood?