Hanakage no Kioku is the story of 2 childhood friends who love each other, but are of different social positions. Laurent, a young butler who loves plants and Arthur, the young nobleman. And then there's Ceral, Arthur's childhood classmate who has stumbled across the garden. Other than that, the name's and story are pretty confusing.
The manga is fast-paced with minor characters playing little to no-role that you don't even remember who is who. The art work is all right, it's a lot better than
the sterotypical BL art whith little boys and big eyes. The men look like men. The story is a little confusing with not knowing when flashbacks takes place, where it begins and where it stops, and how long ago was it? And also with poor transitions form one event to another. Character development was good, from having Arthur and Laurent being immature naive children slowly starting to realize their feelings for each other.
If you are looking for a hard-core yaoi story, look elsewhere. There is almost nothing in this, well at least until the last chapter. And then there's only 1 page of smut.
This is my 1st review, so please be gentle. :3